TotalEnergies Nigeria has unveiled winners of the third edition of its Startupper of the Year Challenge with winners clinching N15 million and other prizes.
Country Chair of the firm, Mr Mike Sangster, presented the award to the three finalists in Lagos from three categories selected by a jury from 15 top finalists.
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In the ‘Best Business Creation Project’ category, Michael Osumune won with his Smart Inverter Systems designed for solar electricity, wireless internet access and AI-enabled security surveillance for households and businesses with a mobile application.
The ‘Best Startup Under Three Years Old’ was won by Nonso Opurum of Soso Care, a low cost insurtech, to provide health insurance to Nigerians using recyclables as premium.
Also, the ‘Best Female Entrepreneur’ was won by Rebecca Adeosun of Organic Cycle, an application for users to trade organic wastes.
The winners got N5m financial support each, personalised coaching and mentoring, networking opportunities as well as media visibility.
The Managing Director, TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, Dr Samba Seye, who represented the Country Manager said the contest rewards enterprising youths of 18 and 35 years who had created a company in the past two years.
“I believe that today in our midst, we have entrepreneurs whose ideas can address some of the economic challenges Nigeria and other countries in Africa face,” said Seye.