“Why I’m suiting up today”
#KoiKoi – Ndya!!! or is it Ngya??! e – ne -way…
I’ll start from the end – this is all I know so far so follow the conversation on #TotalStartUpper because there’s a cocktail and me i want 130m.
Once upon time the French and Dutch fought over these oil-thirsty streets. Alongside, UPET, Kobil, AGIP the battles were not fought with bayonets – but prices and amenities.
Then fuel cards and technology meant only the strong survived and Bonjour Monsieur we had tyres for African Terrain and fuel for african engines alongside a never-ending promise of more!
Now they’re going mobile – clean energy, oil discovery, apps…..Aluta continua..
Monsieur Florentin de Loppinot *insert french accent* MD Total Uganda (pronounces my name Deniellllle)
Enter, Florentin de Loppinot, the Managing Director of Total Uganda with the new innovation – #TotalStartUpper challenge.
Mbu “The Challenge is aimed at identifying, rewarding and supporting the best projects in enterprise creation and development in Uganda and 33 other countries on the African continent”.
“We have put an age limit of 35 years because we believe the youth are vital in realizing the social economic development of this country, the Challenge will support pioneering projects which are less than 2-years old.
The winning projects will be granted the “Startupper of the year 2016 by Total” label, with a financial support of up to Shs130 million and a coaching from Total Uganda.”
So I ask, what if all i have an idea (whose time has come)???
The application process started on 1st November 2015 (8.00 AM GMT) and is directly available on the website: http://startupper.total.com/. Candidates will be able to apply until 31st January 2016 (11.00 PM GMT).
Even you who has just the light bulb can apply
A jury of professionals will preselect up to ten of the best projects in Uganda based on the following criteria: how innovative, original, daring the project is, its development potential and its capacity to improve the living conditions of the populations.
Professionals, but not our jury
The finalists’ list will be published on the website of the contest, after the final selection phase, which will end by March 15th, 2016.
The 10 finalists shall present to the jury that shall choose the best projects – three maximum – and the results will be announced during the awards ceremony.
The whole contest rules are freely available on line on the dedicated website (http://startupper.total.com/).
So my fellow wanainchi that are still on the correct side of time, lets put our heads to #ThingsICanDoWith130m.
Is she eligible?