Total has announced the finalists under the “Startupper of the Year by Total” challenge, as the African tech entrepreneurship challenge reaches fiver pitch!
However Total has announced that the Top 10 indivduals have to confirm that they wish to remain in consideration, which would allow them to receive coaching to help them prepare their oral presentations to the jury.
The finalists are Tawanda Chikosi, Tanaka Chiromo, Mutsawashe Chitando, Chiedza Kambasha, Musaida Mercy Manyuchi, Langton Tonderai Mujati and Tawanda Musvaire, Mkhululi Ncube, Lungelo Ndhlovu and Victor Tafadzwa Watambgwa.
The challenge seeks to “energize the ideas” of young people across Africa who aspire to start their own businesses and build a brighter future.
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator.
The final selection will be completed by March 15 and a maximum of three winners of the 2016 “Startupper of the Year by Total” challenge in Zimbabwe will be announced.
The winners will receive financial aid to develop their projects, as well as customised support and coaching from Total Zimbabwe. They will also be honoured at an official awards ceremony.
Total has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1960. For 55 years, Total Zimbabwe has developed its core business: marketing and services. Total Zimbabwe owns around 100 service stations in the country, and hires nearly 90 locals.