Startupper Namibian finalists
Total announced last week ten Namibian projects and their promoters have been chosen as finalists in the Namibian leg of the Total Startupper of the Year challenge. The jury named the following ten prospective entrepreneurs and their projects.
Christiaan Ackermann of Stower; Regto Ndemufayo David of Go Safe Africa Insurance Holdings t/a Go Safe Eenda Nawa; Marie Michelle Diergaardt of Ninety Nine Investments CC; David Haimbodi of Eshakeno Investments; John Lush of Agricycle Namibia; Paul Nakashololo of The Namibian Health Development Project; Freeman Ngulu of Cuvelai Media; Tonata Rebecca Nangula Shaningwa of GreenVille Solutions CC; Peter Thsithigona of Adme SMS; and Collin Nico Uirab of Loc8.
The 10 finalists must now confirm that they wish to remain in consideration, which will allow them to receive coaching to help them prepare their oral presentations to the jury. All the finalists will present their projects to the jury on Monday 14 March.
Following the final selection, which will be completed by Tuesday 15 March, the three winners of the 2016 “Startupper of the Year by Total” Challenge in Namibia will be announced. They will receive financial aid to develop their project, as well as customized support and coaching from Total Namibia. They will also be honoured at an official awards ceremony.
The “Startupper of the Year by Total” Challenge, held in 34 African countries, is part of Total’s overall policy of supporting the socioeconomic development of all its host countries worldwide. It is a very concrete initiative to help strengthen the industrial base and employment locally, by helping the boldest, most innovative entrepreneurs carry out their projects. The contest aims to foster new initiatives in Africa, while upholding Total’s core values.