Agbewonou Darwin Yawovi wins Total’s Startupper of the Year contest  

Friday, 01 March 2019 11:56
Agbewonou Darwin Yawovi wins Total’s Startupper of the Year contest  

(Togo First) - Agbewonou Darwin Yawovi recently won the 2019 Total Startupper of the Year contest, landing a prize of CFA8.2 million. The youth owes his victory to his project, SOS System which is a rescue app that manages disasters. The app has a geolocalization and alert system.

The second winner is Clifford Plastid Hoglonou whose project is Alcoford Corporation, specialized in bioethanol production. Kodjo Sitsofé Labou is the third winner with the project Navig Map, a geolocalization and mapping system. Both contestants respectively received CFA5 million and CFA3.2 million.

Beside the monies, the winners will be helped to perfect their projects, and benefit from a publicity campaign.

Prizes were given Thursday Feb 28, in the presence of Total’s management, various officials and actors of the entrepreneurship segment in Togo. Among the latter was Sahouda Gbadamassi-Mivedor, Director General of the Youth Economic Initiative Support Fund (FAIEJ).

This year’s edition of the Total Startupper of the Year Contest is the second. In Togo alone, it recorded 600 applications, thus 10% more than the previous edition.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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