TotaEnergies 2024 African Entrepreneur Challenge

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 TotalEnergies Startupper of the Year Challenge, which returns to 32 African countries for a special edition marking the Company’s 100th anniversary! The goal of this fourth edition is to support and inspire young African entrepreneurs to innovate and bring their projects to life in their respective countries.

If you own a startup less than three years old or have a pioneering business idea to develop, this challenge is tailored for you!


  • Entrepreneurs with business creation projects or startups under three years old, making a positive impact on their communities and/or the planet, are eligible to participate.
  • Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old (born between May 1, 1988, and April 30, 2006).
  • Applicants must be residents of the country where they are applying.

Applicants must have:

  • A startup less than three years old, registered in the application country no earlier than April 30, 2020, OR
  • A business idea that could be developed within a few months after the challenge.

Participating Countries:

  • North Africa:

   – Morocco

   – Algeria

   – Egypt

   – Tunisia

  • West Africa:

   – Ivory Coast

   – Senegal

   – Guinea Conakry

   – Burkina Faso

   – Nigeria

   – Ghana

   – Togo

  • Central Africa:

   – Gabon

   – Cameroon

   – Democratic Republic of the Congo

   – Congo Brazzaville

   – Equatorial Guinea

  • East Africa & Indian Ocean:

   – Uganda

   – Tanzania

   – Kenya

   – Ethiopia

   – Eritrea

   – Mauritius

   – Madagascar

   – Mayotte

   – La Réunion

  • Southern Africa:

   – Zambia

   – Zimbabwe

   – Mozambique

   – Angola

   – Namibia

   – Malawi

   – South Africa

3 Categories

Join the ranks of the 100 Startuppers of the Year sponsored by TotalEnergies, honored within one of our categories.


  • 1 Winner per category will be recognized in each participating country.
  • An international panel will select 4 additional Winners in the Power’Up category.

Recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs, whether they possess a startup less than three years old or bring forward a mature business idea.


Recognizing startups or business ideas embodying the principles of the circular economy.


Recognizing startups or business ideas dedicated to promoting, generating, producing, or utilizing sustainable and cost-effective energies.


Winners of the Challenge will receive the opportunity to access the following:

  • Financial backing to advance your startup or business idea.
  • Media exposure to amplify your business presence.
  • Personalized coaching to assist the winner.
  • Attendance at the 100 Startuppers Event, facilitates connections with key industry figures at an entrepreneurial gathering.

Method of Application

For further details,

Application Deadline: June 18, 2024.

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