TotalEnergies announces winners of Ethiopia’s Startupper of the Year

Following the selection of Ethiopia’s Startupper of the Year Challenge winners by a local jury comprised of experts, the winners of the 2022 edition were awarded during an official award ceremony organised on May 11, 2022 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Addis Ababa.

The three winners of the Startupper of the Year Challenge in Ethiopia are:
– Natnael Alemayehu for the Award for Best Startup under 3 years old with Haleta Tutors: Haleta Tutors is the leading tutorial service provider in Ethiopia with a website where parents can search among 400+ top tutors who are dedicated to helping students excel in their academics.

– Hoheyat Berhanu for the Award for Best Business Creation Idea with Husky Energy and Technologies: A renewable energy startup trying to solve energy poverty, waste problem & indoor pollution. Upscale coffee-waste to be a source of energy which shall be used in our smokeless stove that combats indoor pollution. Plan to sell pellets & briquettes as primary products while gasifier stoves, fast-food pushcarts & biomass electric generators are our secondary products that create sustainable demand.

– Mihiret Redi for the Award for Best Female Entrepreneur with Dynamo Center for Technology: A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and research center in Southwest Ethiopia, primarily focuses on promoting young generation through giving short term practical based trainings using its own local language-based digital teaching devices to deliver science education in an easy & artistic way based on the student’s age & knowledge

These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support amounting to 370,000 ETB. They will also benefit from personalised coaching for the development of their project as well as from increased visibility to make them known.

In Ethiopia, 888 applications were submitted, of which 355 were complete, and 15 finalists
were able to pitch their project before the local jury.
Each winner of this edition will have their project presented in front of a “Grand Jury” in charge
of choosing, in mid-May, the three “Grand Winners” of the African continent amongst the 32

About TotalEnergies Marketing Ethiopia
TotalEnergies Marketing Ethiopia S.C. was established in 1950 as a petroleum product distribution
company, developed its activities by acquiring the Mobil Oil East Africa assets in 2006. Today, the
company operates with more than 150 service stations and five depots across the country, of which four
are aviation depots, and a Fuels and LPG depot, the Dukem depot.

TotalEnergies Marketing Ethiopia is the first energy company which started to implement On Board Computer (OBC) on fuel trucks and company owned vehicles. TotalEnergies Marketing Ethiopia is also a responsible citizen company who is actively promoting road safety, fighting against malaria, ensuring product quality and developing renewable energies such as solar energy.

TotalEnergies Marketing Ethiopia motivates young entrepreneurs through “TotalEnergies Startupper of the Year” program with the objective to identify and reward the best innovative and sustainable projects developed by young Ethiopian entrepreneurs.

About TotalEnergies Marketing & Services
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related
services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint.

Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 servicestations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers

About TotalEnergies
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natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to
energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as
possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its
dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.