26 medals for Tunisian olive oil at New York International Olive Oil Competition

Packaged Tunisian olive oil has once again earned international recognition, winning 26 new medals including 12 gold and 14 silver at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC 2024), the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy reported on Monday. In addition, Tunisian olive oil won 30 medals at the Scandinavian International Olive Oil Competition (SIOOC) held in Copenhagen, Denmark, taking first place. Greece came second, followed by Spain (3rd) and Italy (4th). Raouf Chouket, President of GIOOC (the leading international extra-virgin olive oil competition), told TAP that the medals…

MONSAPO inspired by nature for maximum efficiency

MONSAPO is an innovative Tunisian green technology start-up, founded in 2021, which aims to disrupt the green cleaning industry. It stands out for its innovation on two fronts: product innovation and process innovation. Product innovation involves using its patent-pending formula that includes hazardous waste such as used cooking oil, a single lite of which contaminates 10 million litres of water, and non-hazardous waste such as wood ash as raw materials, in line with the circular economy and sustainable development model. The innovation in MONSAPO is the manufacturing process to sell…

The Volants d’Or 2023: Celebrating Excellence in the Automotive Industry

A Prestigious Tribute was paid to Automotive Excellence at a ceremony marked by a festive and jubilant atmosphere held on Saturday, 24 February 2024, at the Hotel Laico Tunis to showcase the Tunisian automotive sector. In its 6th consecutive edition, the Volants d’Or 2023 awards ceremony, a key event for the automotive sector in Tunisia, was an opportunity to reward the best-performing companies in the automotive sector in 2023. Organised by TUNISIEAUTO.TN and ADCOM Agency, with TotalEnergies as partners for the third year in a row, this major event brought…

Ons Jabeur inks sponsorship deal with Saudi fitness brand Kayanee

Credit goes to The National News UAE Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur has “signed a new sponsorship deal” with Saudi Arabia’s PIF-owned fitness and wellness brand Kayanee, according to Reem Abulleil of THE NATIONAL. Jabeur had been with Lotto Sport Italia for nearly a decade, but she will now be “wearing an exclusive tennis line designed for her by Kayanee,” an integrated company established by the PIF last year “with the goal of promoting quality of life for women.” Jabeur recently took part in the first ever women’s professional tennis…

Tunisian retail-tech startup Winshot secures 6-figure funding to improve customer experience

Tunisian retail-tech startup Winshot has secured a six-figure round of funding to enhance operational efficiency and elevate the overall customer experience for brands, retail chains and franchise leaders.   Winshot aims to tackle the intricate challenges of retail distribution networks by focusing on two pivotal elements – fostering stronger connections, deeper involvement, and heightened engagement among internal teams operating both in the field and at the point of sale; and utilising real-time monitoring to ensures seamless application of processes and adherence to brand standards at every point of sale within a distribution…

Electric cars made in Tunisia soon to hit market

Produced in Mghira, in the governorate of Ben Arous by a Tunisian company and engineers, the Bako electric car will be on the market in April 2024. Compact and practical, Bako is the name of the electric car made in Tunisia that has just left Boubaker Siala’s workshops in Mghira, in the governorate of Ben Arous. With three seats, a sunroof, a reversing camera, and air conditioning, the one-by-two-meter prototype looks great. Fully rechargeable at home, this electric car does not require a driver’s license, vignette or registration. Market launch…

Diaspora: Tunisian-French fintech My Easy Transfer raises €400,000 from 216 Capital

216 Capital announced that it has invested 400,000 euros in Tunisian-French startup My Easy Transfer, which facilitates secure diaspora transfers. “This fund-raising marks a major step in the history of the startup, which aims to evolve its platform to meet all the payment needs of the diaspora: money transfer, sending mobile top-ups, local bill payment…in a single mobile application”, points out 216 Capital. It adds: Founded in 2022, My Easy Transfer also plans to evolve its model to become the first payment Super App for the diaspora, strengthening its presence…

Solar car start-up Bako Motors drives sustainable future

Bako Motors, a pioneering Tunisian-German solar car start-up, is making waves in the sustainable transportation sector with their innovative approach to urban mobility. Founded in 2021, the company has gained international recognition for its eco-friendly solutions, most notably the Bako B1 electric tricycle. Now, on the cusp of a ground-breaking revelation, Bako Motors tells Ventureburn it is gearing up to unveil their second model, set to further revolutionise last-mile delivery and introduce an innovative passenger option. The Bako B1, the company’s first venture into sustainable mobility, has been a game-changer…

Tunisian Hatem Sellami uses artificial intelligence and data science to optimise promotions

A computer scientist, he has extensive experience in predictive analysis. His company Cognira helps retailers and wholesalers to better manage and optimise their promotions. Hatem Sellami is a Tunisian computer scientist who graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 with a doctorate in computer engineering, and from the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business in 1996 with a master’s degree in finance and technology management. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Cognira. Founded in 2015, Cognira is a US-based company that provides retailers and wholesalers with…

GBarena to acquire Tunisian gaming startup Galactech for USD 15 mn

GBarena will acquire Tunisian gaming startup Galactech in a USD 15 mn share swap that will boost the Egyptian e-sport platform’s presence in the MENA region, it said in a statement. How much of GBarena Galactech will own is unclear: A company representative declined to disclose the details of the agreement when we reached out yesterday, saying the information is confidential. More acquisitions in the pipeline: GBarena plans to make several more acquisitions in the tech and gaming industry later this year, the company told us. The company is focused…