Skip to content

Because ideas need energy to become something great, TotalEnergies launches the 2nd edition of the Startupper Challenge in nearly 60 countries around the world.

In Kenya’s first edition, TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya rewarded three young entrepreneurs:  

  • Samuel Wanderi - Safi Organics.
  • Susan Kwamboka Okioma - JSIL Space Solutions.
  • Kevin Mureithi Maina - Eco Blocks  

See more about their projects

Again, the Challenge targets every young local entrepreneur with an innovative project or idea that could make things change in their country. After several selection steps, our local jury will nominate three winners and the Top Female Entrepreneur Award.

The three winners will get the 2019 STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR Award, along with financial support, exposure and coaching for their projects. 




Rose Moses: Eco Makaa Solutions

Top Female Entrepreneur - Eco Makaa Solutions converts waste biomass into eco friendly charcoal briquettes that are smokeless, odorless, last three times longer than wood charcoal and have a higher heat content. Green charcoal briquette fuel also fabricates briquette making machines.


James Nyamai: BioAfriq Energy

BioAfriq Energy manufactures affordable biomass pellets used as fuel for heating / cooking and fabricates dryers for drying vegetables, fruits and cereals as well as cost effective and smokeless institutional cook stoves for schools, hotels, restaurants, cafeterias and hospitals.


Abraham Mbuthia: Uzapoint

Uzapoint is a mobile application that helps kiosk owners to automate their business operations, send purchase orders to suppliers and receive sales orders from consumers. Uzapoint's aim is to transform kiosks to operate like supermarkets through technology


Gilbert Nakiboli: SafariWiz

Startup for better energy - SafariWiz updates you on road accidents, traffic, terrible road conditions, bad weather, police, car crashes and essential trip time service providers such as garages, petrol stations, ambulance services…in real time.