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06/03/2019 News

Total Tanzania Announces the Winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge


Dar-es-salaam, March 6th, 2019

Energizing Your Ideas!

After the jury of local experts selected the winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Tanzania they were presented with their awards at an official ceremony held on the 6th March 2019 at Hyatt Regency Hotel. The three winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Tanzania are:

1. Ms. Doreen Noni-Peter’s Daughter show Project

Her project Peter’s  Daughter Show consists of telling Tanzanian stories so as to instill positive mental attitudes in the youth whilst exposing the reality of stress-related mental health diseases like depression.

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2.Mr. Michael Sayi-Kasome International Project

His project Kasome International consists of videos which will be uploaded to a website so  that  students  can  use  them  as  tuition  sessions  by  connecting  the  very best  and experienced teachers to secondary students

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3.Mr. Prince Tillya-FixChap Project

His project FixChap consists of a digital platform enabling home/office owners to access verified and background checked handymen to handle their repair and installation needs.

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These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to TZS  30,000,000.00 for the first prize to develop their project.  They will also receive personalized support and coaching from Seed star Tanzania and a communications campaign to publicize their project.

The winner of the Top Female Entrepreneur award, a new addition to the 2018-2019 Challenge to support women in business, is:

  • Ms. Doreen Noni-Peter’s Daughter Show Project our 1st winner.

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held simultaneously in 55 countries1—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 second Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge received nearly 50,000  entries, of which more than 15,000 were fully completed. In all, 825 finalists presented their projects to a jury of experts, with 165 winning prizes.


The first prize winner in each country will see their project presented to the international grand juries that will pick the six Grand Winners from all 55 countries.


About Total Tanzania


Total  Tanzania Limited is a petroleum market and service company, incorporated in Tanzania since  1969.  Total Business focuses on the marketing,  supply, and service of petroleum products, HFO  and  Lubricants, which are marketed through its General  Trade, service stations, and specialties departments within its organization.  Total  Tanzania Limited extends its expertise in offering reliable, secure and convenient service through its use of the  Total Card system for purchase of Lubricants, Excellium fuel and car service at any total service stationGeneral trade customers.  As part of its diversification Total  Tanzania, Limited through the  Total  Access to Solar (TATS) project supports the distribution of solar lanterns to Tanzania community by introducing distribution of solar lanterns through the AWANGO brand.

About Total


Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas, and low-carbon electricity. Our  100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible.  Active in more than 130  countries,  our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.




Total Tanzania Contact

Media Relations:

Marsha MSUYA

Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs

+255 786 999 74