The process of shortlisting the entries submitted to the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana has been completed.
The following 16 candidates have been shortlisted for the final (alphabetical order):
- Abdul Malik Jabel Yusif, Education, Psyche Academy
- Agyei Mensah, Technology, DEAFCANTALK
- Akwasi Asamoah, Food & Nutrition, Jartogo mobile kitchen
- Albert Koomson, Human Capital, Rook+
- Alice Amoako, Education & Technology, Autism Aid App
- Anna Abadoo-Brew, Health, Routine BP check, a life saver
- Dennis Nyarko, Food and Nutrition,Caribbean Medley Beverages
- Enoch Aryeetey, AgriBusiness, Unveiling Gains in Food losses
- Eunice Kloe, Renewable Energy, Bidigreen
- Isaac Danso Asiedu, AgriBusiness, AGRO SOURCING
- Jacob Amengor, Sanitation, iWASH Africa
- Maame Ekua Manful, Food and Nutrition, Sweetpot Yoghurt
- Makafui Awuku, Recycling & Waste Management,Sankofa Plastic Waste Bins
- Naomi Boachie-Yiadom, AgriBusiness, WESHEA Growth Project
- Padiki Bukari, Technology & Agriculture, QualiTrace
- Selasie Garvey, AgriBusiness,,SOCIALFARM
The projects were selected out of more than 1197 entries, through a questionnaire and a “Share for Likes” voting phase, before being reviewed by social business professionals.
The 16 finalists will pitch their projects on 8th February 2019. They will receive coaching before presenting to the local jury, made up of:
- Eric Fanchini, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, Managing Director
- Rexford Adomako Bonsu, Worldwide Co. Ltd, CEO
- Tonyi Senayah , Horseman Shoes, CEO
- Ivy Barley, Developers in Vogue / Google Mentorship For Empowering Women In ICT, CEO
- Margaret Takyi Micah, NEST of IDEAS, CEO
- Joshua Ayinbora, Groital Company Limited, CEO
- George Acheampong, UGBS / Leader for LEAD (Legon Enterprise Development Laboratory), Lecturer
- Richard Nunekpeku, Anyako Farms, CEO
- Petra Sanyamahwe, Give-Back Africa Project, Director
- Daniel Sarpong, Global Mentorship Network / Tonaton, Chairman/ Head, Digital Strategy
- Sandra Abrokwah Owusu Kyeremanten, Viamo Technologies, Country Director
- John Armah, IriOS Group, CEO
When the final selection process closes on 8th February 2019, the jury will announce the names of the three winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana on 1st March 2019 during a celebration event.
These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to Gh 90,000 for 1st winner; Gh 54,000 for 2nd winner, Ghc 36,000 for 3rd winner; personalized support and coaching from Total Petroleum Ghana Limited and a communications campaign to publicize their project.
There will also be a Top Female Entrepreneur award for one of the finalists to support her project.
The prizes will be awarded at an official ceremony.
The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held simultaneously in 55 countries — 37 of which are in Africa, 11 in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region, 4 in the Americas, and 3 in Europe — reaffirms Total’s commitment to social and economic development in host countries worldwide.
By helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric.
The complete list of finalists and the rules for the contest are available on the dedicated website: https://startupper-of-the-year-challenge.total.com/en/challenges/ghana