Ashoka Fellow Meher Khelifi journey to break down social insurance barriers: “I want to help every single woman that has no social or health coverage”

Meher Khelifi, newly elected Ashoka Arab World Fellow and founder of Ahmini, shared with us his first reactions to becoming an Ashoka Fellow, the challenges he faced along the way, and his experience pursuing social security coverage for women in rural Tunisia. Meher Khelifi experienced first-hand the devastating consequences of being uninsured in Tunisia when his mother, Fatema, passed away in 2016. Fatema was  uninsured and therefore untreated for what was later diagnosed as cancer. After this life-changing experience, Meher was convinced that no woman should ever go through the…

DAIS’20 symposium: Bringing together AI scientists for solving research and applied problems for various domains

The DAIS’20 Symposium focused on sharing lessons from leading experts and executives on AI from industry and academia based on hands-on tutorials, case study presentations, keynotes, and executives panel The Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Center hosted from November 30 to December 4, 2020, at the University of Michigan – Dearborn the first online Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Symposium (DAIS). The Dearborn AI Symposium focused on sharing lessons from leading experts and executives on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from industry and academia based on hands-on tutorials, case study presentations, keynotes, and executives…

Tunisian startup Onboard raises $175,000 in funding

Onboard, a Tunisian startup that transforms the customer support experience offered by manufacturers, using intelligent 3D manuals, has raised $175K from Kepple Africa Ventures. Tunisian software as a service (SaaS) startup Onboard has raised $175,000 in funding, from Kepple Africa Ventures and other individual investors. Founded in 2019 by Safwen Bouali, Cherif Redissi, and Amine Troudi, Onboard helps hardware/manufacturing companies transform their textual manuals to 3D immersive manuals, enabling them to offer instant customer support to their end clients. Since its inception, Onboard has raised a total of $250,000 from multiple accelerators,…

Elevid successfully launches video correspondence platform

www.elevid.net is the first online platform for professional video-based matchmaking, connecting startups and investors, as well as employers and job seekers, around the world. Founders of Elevid Hedi Samari and Sabine Bastisch presented this concept in a video broadcast in their Elevid Facebook page. Presenting Elevid, Founder and CEO Hedi Samari said ”launched in September 2020, Elevid is the first platform professional matchmaking based on video pitches. It connects users via a one-minute video pitch. The name is a combination of: elevator pitch” an English term that describes a short…

Tunisia’s GoMyCode raises $850,000 by training youth for tech and digit

Tunisian edtech startup GoMyCode has raised $850,000 in a pre-Series A round from Wamda (their first investment in the country), Tunis-based investment firm Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund (the fund behind Flat6Labs Tunis), and Jasminum Capital. Founded in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GOMYCODE offers an online learning platform for coding and other digital training and provides digital training tools, content creation, skills management, technical evaluation and matching with employment opportunities. It allows stakeholders to quickly and autonomously create training programmes on a wide range of skills in areas…

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.…

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…

Organic olive oil: Tunisian brand “Triomphe Thuccabor” wins International Prize Biolterritori

“We have just received some excellent news from Italy and we must share with you, our Triomphe brand has been awarded the special prize BIOLTERRITORI (PRIZE FOR THE BEST OF CLASS TUNISIAN ORGANIC OLIVE OIL) the most prestigious and reliable prize for the world’s highest quality sustainable ORGANIC olive oils by a jury of 30 experts in the field”, said Maher Ben Ismail co-founder of Ben Ismail Domain. Maher Ben Ismail also states that Biolterritori is one of the most prestigious and reliable awards for organic olive oils, of high…

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…

ESSECT’s Mohamed Ghayadhi selected HULT PRIZE TOP 20 Campus Director Globally for 2019-2020

“HultPrize Essect was selected in the top 20 of the best On Campus Program all over the World. Proud of all the team. You deserve it,” Mohamed Ghayadi. “Thank you for the administrative and teaching staff of Essect, Our sponsors: Amen Bank, MS solutions group, SFBT, Chicken House and Daily, and all participants from the Entrepreneurship ecosystem,” Mohamed Ghayadi. Campus Director at Hult Prize “Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales Tunis (ESSECT) Mohamed Ghayadhi is selected a HULT PRIZE TOP 20 Campus Director Globally for 2019-2020. Mohamed Ghayadhi the…