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Startupper of the Year Challenge 2018-2019

Total Fiji has chosen a jury of professionals, during a pitch session to narrow down the field of 10 finalists, selecting the three winners of the “Startupper of the year
04 Oct 2018 11:00
Startupper of the Year Challenge 2018-2019
From left: vice president sales and marketing Total (Fiji) Limited Epironi Tulele, dean of Fiji National University college of engineering science and technology Salabogi Mavoa, vice president commercial and business-to-business Total Fiji Shuhila Lal, country head Australia New Zealand Bank (ANZ) Saud Minam, managing partner PKF Aliz Pacific Nur Bano Ali, ambassador for the ‘Startupper’ of the year Ajay Amrit, managing director Total Fiji Kazi Rahman, head of school and MBA programme director graduate school of business the University of the South Pacific Raghuvar Dutt Pathak and vice president finance Total Fiji Eriwin Budojo during the launch of the startupper of the year on October 3, 2018. Photo: Pravikash Naidu

Total Fiji has chosen a jury of professionals, during a pitch session to narrow down the field of 10 finalists, selecting the three winners of the “Startupper of the year chal­lenge.”

The “Startupper of the year” by total challenge 2018-2019 is designed to support and reward young entrepreneurs from 18 up to 35 years of age.

The reward will go to those who have a project or have created a company in the past two years, regardless of their business sec­tor.

In each participating country, a local jury made up of Total Fiji experts, leaders of business in­cubators, company chief execu­tive officers and prominent local actors will select three winners.

The projects will be judged on three criteria. They include:

  • Their innovative nature
  • Their social and community impact
  • Their feasibility and develop­ment potential

Each winner will receive the “Startupper of the year by To­tal” label and will be eligible to receive financial assistance, professional support and an ad­vertising campaign to boost the project’s visibility.

The new thing this year for each category will be an award for top female entrepreneurs.

With this special prize, supple­mentary to the three others, To­tal Fiji is encouraging women to participate in greater numbers in the “Startupper” challenge.

Applications can be submitted from, October 9th to 13th No­vember.

Winners will be announced in February 2019.

Feedback: pravikash.naidu@fijisun.fj



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