In each of the 34 countries in which the "Startupper of the Year by Total" contest will be held, a jury of businesspeople led by a chairman will be created. It will have at least 10 members, including the CEOs of Total’s affiliates in the country. The jury will include managers from national and international companies drawn from a wide variety of business sectors (banking, finance, industry, service, etc.), representatives of public and semipublic organizations, officials from institutions, officials from national and international organizations and/or recognized experts and analysts. The jury will receive, evaluate and select the projects.
On completion of the pre-selection stage, the jury in each of the 34 countries will select up to 10 finalists of the best projects submitted. The finalists will then be invited to present their project orally to the jury, which will select up to three winners.
To get their business project off the ground or develop a business less than two years old, each winner of the "Startupper of the year by Total" challenge will receive individual coaching. On completion of the coaching, Total will also provide financial support for their project.