Tunisian olive oil Triomphe Thuccabor keeps on accumulating successes with Gold at JOOP competition

After its recent gold medal award at the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards (Berlin GOOA), Tunisian olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor distinguished itself during the Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) by winning another gold medal. Maher Ben Ismail olive grower of the Ben Ismail family Farm proudly announced the performance of their organic brand Robuste Triomphe saying “with great pride we announce the new award for our organic brand Robuste Triomphe”. “This time the gold award in the organic category is at the international competition of the best olive oil…

Triomphe Thuccabor olive oil wins gold medal at the Berlin GOOA

Tunisian olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor has won a gold medal at the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards (Berlin GOOA). It is a competition event that encapsulates multi-year collective knowledge and expertise of high-profile scientists, food tech pioneers, and key business players, setting the standards for a credible, transparent, and trustworthy global olive oil competition. The Berlin GOOA Awards aims to become synonymous with the excellence and quality recognition competition in the olive oil industry, offering a prestigious European Olive Oil Award with Global Reach. Every year, Triomph Thuccabor travels…

FinTech Expensya raises $20 million

Expensya announces a $20 million round of financing from MAIF Avenir and Silicon Badia. ISAI, the iconic French Tech fund led by Jean-David Chamboredon, and Seventure Partners, which took part in the company’s previous round of funding ($4.5 million in December 2018), also participated in the deal. Founded in 2014 by Karim Jouini and Jihed Othmani, two former Microsoft engineers, the Franco-Tunisian FinTech initially tackled the management of expense reports before expanding its scope at the end of 2018 to all professional expenses (overheads, online purchases, public transport…). “This is…

Nader Masmoudi elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mathematician Nader Masmoudi was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born in 1974 in Sfax, Nader Masmoudi was the first and only mathematician to win a gold medal for his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1992. After obtaining his baccalaureate, he continued his studies in France. In 1999, he obtained a PhD in mathematics on asymptotic problems in fluid mechanics. After his studies, Nader Masmoudi pursued a scientific career at the Cermade unit of Paris-Dauphine before moving to New…

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.…