15 MENA startups selected for “Pitch by the Pyramids” competition

Fifteen startups, including four from Egypt and two from Tunisia, have been chosen by RiseUp to take part in the “Pitch by the Pyramids” event.  The pitch event at the Great Pyramids of Giza takes place on December 8, aligning with RiseUp Summit 2019, with startups selected to take part after regional finals were held in Cairo, Dubai, Tunis, Amman, Ramallah, Beirut and Riyadh, Disrupt-Africa reported. Six of the finalists are from Egypt, namely payments solution PaySky, energy management IoT system provider Amjaad, laundry pick-up and delivery service Makwa and cloud HR and payroll platform PayNas.…

10 Tunisian startups to take part in “Emerging Valley” event in Marseille December 3-5

10 Tunisian startups namely in the fields of training, artificial intelligence and agriculture will take part in the third edition of “Emerging Valley” to be held on December 3-5 in Marseille, France, CEO of Smart Tunisia Rym Jarou said at a meeting with the press on Tuesday in Tunis. She said that the Tunisian startups will set up networks with their African and European counterparts and will give briefings on local capabilities, in addition to seeking marketing of their innovative products. The 10 companies were selected by stakeholders as part…

“Digital Mutation” theme of 6th edition of JEENISo Entrepreneur’s Day on November 13

The Junior Enterprise ENISo (JEENISo) announced in a statement the holding of the 6th edition of its “Entrepreneur’s Day” that will take place in the National Engineering School of Sousse (ENISo) on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The theme of the “Entrepreneur’s Day” will focus on” Digital Mutation” which is considered as a revolution entering every aspect of the organisations and where we should no longer be talking about ‘digital marketing’ but marketing in a digital world. The 6th edition of JEENISo Entrepreneur’s Day is held within the framework of the…

Founder Institute Tunisia officially starts its 5th cohort

Founder Institute Tunisia is a startup accelerator in the pre-startup or pre-financing phase. Since 2009, through the Founder Institute, more than 3,500 startups have managed to raise more than $800 million and create startups that are growing exponentially. Based in Silicon Valley with chapters spread over 65 countries, Founder Institute is committed to providing innovative and talented communities with the means and tools to create successful startups. Since 2015, 24 new Tunisian startups have been born, through Founder Institute Tunisia, during the 4 cohorts organized in only 3 years. Founded…

Kaoun startup boosts financial inclusion by helping Tunisians create free bank accounts

Tunisian startup Kaoun is aiming to increase financial inclusion in Tunisia via its first product, a mobile and web app that allows users to create free bank accounts remotely. Formed in January 2018 when co-founders Nebras Jemel, Anis Kallel, and Rostom Bouazizi put their studies in the United States – at Harvard University, University of Rochester, and Columbia University respectively – on hold to come back to Tunisia and build a fin-tech startup, Kaoun is building a pipeline for financial inclusion, Disrupt Africa reports. The company’s first product is Flouci, an application that…

World Bank to invest $75m in project to support Tunisian startups, small businesses

he World Bank plans to invest $75-million to support Tunisian startups and small businesses, ventureburn reports in its website. In a statement last month, the World Bank said it will invest $75-million in its Tunisia Innovative Startups and SMEs Project. The initiative will be implemented by the Caisse de Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and will be co-ordinated closely with the World Bank’s private-sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The project is designed to support the Tunisian government’s Startup Tunisia programme, the World Bank said. The World Bank’s Tunisia Innovative Startups and SMEs Project will invest…

Startup act Tunisia: 75 young companies receive their label

75 young Tunisian companies have been awarded the “young company” label launched as part of the “Startup act Tunisia” project, which is one of the main chapters of the Tunisia 2020 digital strategy, announced Anouer Maarouf, Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy. Speaking on Friday, on the sidelines of the work of the participatory conference on the strategic plan “Digital Tunisia 2025”, the Minister reviewed the results achieved under the “Digital Tunisia 2020” strategy developed in 2013/2014, such as the implementation of messaging management systems between administrations, the integrated…

“Degleya”, Tunisian technique for protecting Tunisian dates created by Enactus ESSECT students

Mouhamed Ghayadhi, founder of “Degleya” said that Tunisian dates protection has now become the key concern of Enactus ESSECT after a group of students visited the Tunisian south seeking a solution for the problem of the fall of dates’ production. Enactus ESSECT students worked on the creation “Degleya “also known as “namouseya” which is the most efficient way to protect the Tunisian dates from heavy rain or hot weather and even from insects such as pyrala worm and myelois, he added in an interview withTunisianMonitorOnline. Mouhamed Ghayadhi also indicated that…

Call for Tunisian start-ups to participate in Tokyo International Conference on African Development

On the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched a call for applications to Tunisian start-ups to participate (for free) in this Forum. The forum will be held August 28-30, 2019 in Yokohama, APII said on its website. Several issues will be addressed by TICAD new edition including the challenges of investment in infrastructure and energy sectors. The African Development Bank (AfDB) and JICA will propose solutions, from their respective experiences, to be developed with the private sector. Thematic sessions…

33 Tunisian companies obtain Startup label

Some 33 Tunisian companies obtained, on Friday, the Startup label which will allow them to benefit from several incentives to develop their activities.Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maarouf, who presented these labels, stressed that his department is working to create the investment fund in addition to supporting Startups in 2019. The objective of these labels is to create 1, 000 Startups and 10 thousand opportunities of jobs over the next five years. This label is awarded to innovative projects with an extended capacity operating in all…