Tunisia’s startups target saving water & bees to counter global warming’s effects

Global warming is having a sizeable impact on agriculture in some North African countries. In Tunisia, for example, a 2016 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, forecast that drought could deplete national water resources by nearly 30% over the next ten years, euronews reported in an article. The organization believes that these dwindled reserves could lead to a significant decline in vegetation, resulting in fewer pollinating insects like bees. Last year, the country had an estimated 12,000 beekeepers, according to the National Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investments.…

North African fintech startups selected for Finance Forward accelerator

Fintech startups from Tunisia and Egypt are among the 12 selected for Village Capital’s Finance Forward MENA accelerator, which offers five peer-selected companies a share of US$150,000 in funding from MetLife Foundation. Run by Village Capital, Finance Forward MENA is part of a multi-year global coalition formed by founding partners MetLife Foundation and PayPal to support entrepreneurs building tech-enabled solutions to challenges around financial health, disrupt-africa reports. Twelve startups have been selected to take part, including three from Egypt, namely PayMint, Khazna, and Valify Solutions. Tunisia’s We-Settle is also a participant. The rest of the cohort of made up of Bilforon (Jordan), Buyback…

Double Gold for Tunisia’s Triomphe Thuccabor at first edition of Dubai Olive Oil Competition

The Ben Ismail family reserve with its Triomphe Robust, Triomphe Early Harvest has been awarded the Double Gold of the 2020 Dubai Olive Oil Competition and Best Olive Oil Organic. The Triomphe Thuccabor olive oil brand, including the Triomphe Robust, Triomphe Early Harvest is produced by the Ben Ismail farm in Toukaber, Medjez El Bab (northwest of Tunisia). Maher Ben Ismail, co-founder of the Ben Ismail Family reserve who is also a member of the Jury of this first Edition of Dubai Olive Oil Competition said in social media, “since…

Triomphe Thuccabor walks away with Gold medal at BIOL 2020

Organic olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor of the Ben Ismail Family Reserve has won for the third time in a row the Extra Gold medal at the xxv edition of the international prize BIOL 2020 of the Best Organic Olive Oil in the world. Organized under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, the prestigious competition called BIOL is a precious occasion during which only organic ecological oils participate. The BIOL 2020 competition awards 3 medals: Extra Gold Gold Silver The extra Gold medal went this year to Triomphe…

ICT: Partnership agreements signed between Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies

Partnership agreements were signed, Friday, in Tunis, between the Smart Tunisia programme and 8 companies operating in the sector of information technology and digital economy (ICT), for the creation of more than 800 job opportunities for young graduates over the next three years. “These agreements will allow the development of investments in the digital sector and the growth of the hiring capacity of higher education graduates in this field,” said Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf. The “Smart Tunisia” programme has led to the creation of nearly…

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.…