Call for Tunisian start-ups to participate in Tokyo International Conference on African Development

On the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched a call for applications to Tunisian start-ups to participate (for free) in this Forum. The forum will be held August 28-30, 2019 in Yokohama, APII said on its website. Several issues will be addressed by TICAD new edition including the challenges of investment in infrastructure and energy sectors. The African Development Bank (AfDB) and JICA will propose solutions, from their respective experiences, to be developed with the private sector. Thematic sessions…

33 Tunisian companies obtain Startup label

Some 33 Tunisian companies obtained, on Friday, the Startup label which will allow them to benefit from several incentives to develop their activities.Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maarouf, who presented these labels, stressed that his department is working to create the investment fund in addition to supporting Startups in 2019. The objective of these labels is to create 1, 000 Startups and 10 thousand opportunities of jobs over the next five years. This label is awarded to innovative projects with an extended capacity operating in all…

InstaDeep raises $7m in round led by Tunisia’s AfricInvest

Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) startup InstaDeep has raised a $7-million Series-A round led by Tunisian private equity firm AfricInvest, ventureburn reports. Endeavor Catalyst — the co-investment fund of Endeavor, a non-profit organisation that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world — also participated in the round which the startup announced in a statement last Tuesday on May 7. InstaDeep was founded in 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia by CEO Karim Beguir and Zohra Slim. The startup is now based in London and has offices in Paris, Tunis, Nairobi and Lagos. The startup applies deep reinforcement learning…

Tunisia E-Health Challenge 2019 final to elect 3 most efficient prototypes

The final of the third edition of TUNISIA E-Health Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Elgazala Technopark. Organized by the Institut Supérieur des Technologies Médicales de Tunis (ISTMT), under the aegis of the UTM, in partnership with Elgazala Technopark and in collaboration with the ATGBM association and the BiomedInnov club, this event aims to elect the best new biomedical solutions. This national competition gives greater visibility to the efforts of young people who are passionate about digital technology and innovation to address certain issues affecting the world…

Tunisian startup Vneuron opens branch in Cameroon

Tunisian digital transformer Vneuron officially opens a branch in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, Business in Cameroon website reports. Key activities targeted by the company in Cameroon include IT services for export; commercial, financial, industrial, movable property or real property operations, an so on. Vneuron is an actor in the software world for compliance, workflow and content management. The Tunisian company is financed by AfricInvest. The leader of private equity dedicated to Africa and more particularly to Sub-Saharan Africa assists in its strategy to switch from an integrator model…

First edition of IndabaX Tunisia to take place Saturday, April 13 at Sup’Com

The first edition of IndabaX Tunisia is due to be held next Saturday, April 13 at Higher School of Communications of Tunis (SUP’COM) . The event provides an opportunity for the Tunisian Artificial Intelligence (AI) community to meet, discover the most recent advances in the field and exchange ideas. InstaDeep and IEEE SUP’COM announce in a statement the arrival of the Africa-spanning Deep Learning event initiative ‘IndabaX’ to Tunis. By bringing the event to Tunisia, the company and the student branch aim to place Tunisia among the leading African countries…

Startup Act: 12 companies obtain Startup label

One year after the entry into force of the Startup Act, a ceremony was held fridayto deliver the Startup label to a first wave of emerging companies. Meeting this morning in Dar Dhiafa in Carthage, the College of Startups decided to grant the label to 11 companies operating in various sectors. Theyare : Enova Robotics Datavora Ezzayra Be Wireless Solutions Medilsys Roam Smart Polysmart Vitalight Lab NextGen, Corp. Nostatik Media Dabchy PayPOS TunisianMonitorOnline

Tunisia endeavours to implement digital blockchain

Tunisia has become the first state to endeavour in implementing a blockchain-based distributed-ledger digital currency in a global drive of developed and developing economies to migrate toward cashless economies, says Walid Driss, the Tunis-based founder and chief executive of DigitUS Tech. Driss, a US-educated Tunisian engineer, has already instituted a blockchain-based digital payment system called DigiCash with La Poste Tunisienne, Tunisia’s postal service, and is working with the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), and the BCT governor Marouane El Abassi to explore and study the launch of a national digital…

Tunisia Digital Summit: First start up label to be launched on April 5

Tunisia is one of the most dynamic African countries on the African continent in the field of digital technology “Tunisia is one of the most dynamic African countries on the African continent in the field of digital technology,” said Skander Haddar, organiser of the third edition of Tunisia Digital Summit (TDS) 2019, held in Tunis on April 2 and 3. Haddar emphasized that the objective of this event is to highlight the successful experiences of young Tunisians in the digital field who have succeeded thanks to the support policies conducted…

7 innovative startups to be presented on Wednesday during 3rd “Demo Day”, by “Flat6Labs Tunis”

Seven innovative startups will present their projects and services, on Wednesday, at the Acropolium of Carthage, during the 3rd edition of “Demo Day” of the boot programme, “Flat6labs Tunis”, TAP reports. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the innovation, inspiration, achievements and hard work of entrepreneurs from several Tunisian cities, such as Beja, El Kef, Sousse and Monastir. The projects involve several sectors of activity, including AgriTech, gaming, e-commerce, Digital Media, software development, recruitment and robotics. This event provides the opportunity to present the work done by entrepreneurs to…