Thursday, October 11, 2018

Total Philippines Corporation's first ever Total Startupper of the Year Challenge inspires Social Enterprises to Impact the World



Social Entrepreneurship has taken off for quite sone time and it has become as an economic catalyst for most countries. It plays a key role in linking economic and social value creation. Social Entrepreneurship turns innovative ideas into action for the benefit of the common good, creating new jobs in the process. It is seen as an effective vehicle for boost citizens’ participation in their local communities.

Total Startupper is a groundbreaking competition aimed at finding social enterprises and helping them become successful game-changers in the country.



Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge was first introduced in India. After its successful pilot run, the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge will select three winners from among the young local entrepreneurs in any business sector with a project or business less than two years old.

In the Philippines, a jury comprised of experts from Total, specialists from incubators and accelerators, business leaders and local community stakeholders.

“Total recognizes the creativity and passion of the Filipino youth. We are optimistic that the first run of Startupper of the Year by Total can spark positive change in the country through the efforts of the participants,” says Laurent Stouffe, Managing Director of Total (Philippines) Corporation.


The jury will designate a Top Female Entrepreneur in each participating country. This special award is Total’s way of encouraging more enterprising women to take part in the Challenge.

A grand jury will meet subsequently to select six overall Grand Winners from among the first-prize winners in each country.

Startupper Ambassador Natasha Batista (Operations Head, QBO Innovation Hub) along with Joan Javier and Malou Espina (Total VP for Marketing and Communications), walked us through the Startupper of The Year Challenge.

 More than just a business challenge, the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge also reaffirms Total’s commitment to capacity building in the countries where it operates, worldwide.

Interested applicants may submit their start-up ideas or project pitches from October 9 to November 13, 2018 at the Startupper of the Year by Total website. Simply logon to startupper.total.com and submit your applications.

Do visit Total (Philippines) Corporation’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/TotalinthePhilippines for more information.

12 comments:

  1. I love events that support or encourage Entrepreneurship in our country. It's about time that people help small businesses and recognize their importance in today's economy.

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  2. May prizes ba sa mapipiling ideas? If yes, ano?

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    1. 1st prize winner gets P750,000. 2nd prize is.P450,000 while 3rd prize winner gets P350,000. Plus all 3 winners will have have coaching and business exposure.

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  3. I hope they also expand their program to Junior and Seniors High. It should arouse the children's creativity so they won't settle for just an 8 to 9 hour jobs. Especially, the young adults these days have everything at the tip of their fingers, they have the technology, the knowledge and skills.

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    1. This is a good opportunity for all. I do hope so.

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  4. Uyyy, gusto ko to. Hopefully this will not be Total Philippines’ last Startupper. Sana masundan pa ulit.

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  5. For the winning Startupper, will Total fund their project?

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    1. Yes. TOTAL Philippines will award the 1st prize winner with P750,000, P450,000 for the 2nd wand P350,000 for the 3rd prize winner. This is on top of the coaching and business exposure.

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  6. This is a great advocacy. The youth these days are very creative in terms of coming up with a new business and this platform.is a good opportunity for them to showcase that :)

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  7. In my opinion, there should be more social enterprises. This advocacy is great because it will encourage more Filipinos to create businesses that help the society.

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  8. I saw a flyer for this a few days ago, and I think it's fantastic that Total is out to support startups! There are so many great ideas and business concepts out there that deserve to be given a chance. :)

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