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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:

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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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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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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.


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.