15 Tunisian startups and 9 SMEs participate in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Fifteen Tunisian Startups gathered under the aegis of the Mecatronic Cluster of Sousse and the El Gazala Cluster of Communication Technologies, and 9 SMEs operating in the sector of services dedicated to mobile telephony will participate, for the 8th consecutive year, in the “Mobile World Congress” (MWC) which takes place from February 24 to 27, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The Tunisian participation, supervised by the Export Promotion entre (CEPEX), aims to strengthen the positioning of national companies in the ICT sector at the international level and promote Tunisia as a…

Writup platform, a solution for web content writing in Tunisia

Find Confirmed and skilled Writers Writup is a freelance content writing platform that connects those who need content and make the most of the performance of skilled writers. It is a freelance platform of content writing that aims to make a link between those who need writing contents and skilled writers. The services of the writup include writing, translation, reformulation and correction in three languages namely Arabic, French and English. The Writup platform makes looking for high-quality content easier for companies. These contents are the product of skilled writers who…

1st edition of Demo Day to boost startups

The first edition of “Smart Tunisian Technoparks Demo Day” will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the initiative of the new management company of “Elgazala Technopark”, a major player in the ICT sector in Tunisia, Smart Tunisian Technoparks (S2t), a press release published on the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) website, reads. The Demo Day, a technology show of member companies of the technopark community, aims to gather bearers of innovative ideas, startups and SMEs to attract investors, thus ensuring the exchange and direct…

Hertie School and University of Carthage to organise summer school in 2020

Participants in the summer school to include: start-up entrepreneurs, lawyers and other business owners The Hertie School and the University of Carthage will jointly organise a summer school programme in March 2020, the Hertie School reports. Participants in the summer school will include Tunisian lawyers, start-up entrepreneurs and other business owners. These participants will be taking modules that will help them improve their soft skills, management skills and their knowledge of Tunisia’s legal and regulatory landscape, the same source said. Participants will gain insights into Germany’s start-up scene and best…

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…