TOTAL Oil, the fourth largest oil and gas company in the world, launches its Startupper of the Year Challenge in Malaysia. After a positive response from the first instalment in more than 30 African countries in 2015, the Group returns to the program in almost 60 countries around the world. In the Asian region, other countries involved are Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Pakistan and Fiji.
The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge supports and reward young local entrepreneurs in any business sector with a project or business less than two years old. In each participating country, a local jury comprised of experts from Total, specialists from incubators and accelerators, business leaders and local community stakeholders will select three winners. The projects will be assessed based on their innovative nature, social and community impact, feasibility and development potential.