Tunisia : Swiver raises about TND500,000 for its development

Swiver, a Tunisian cloud accounting service provider, raised about TND 500,000 from Compagnie d’Assurance et de Réassurance Tuniso-Européenne (Carte). These funds will help the company extend its services to other countries in Africa. “These funds will strengthen our business capabilities. We will offer new online services, like monthly tax returns, to our clients. Our company is planning to conquer new markets outside Tunisia”, Azzam Soualmia, the man who founded Swiver in 2016, said. In 2017, Tunisian startups raised $10.5 million. The most important funds were allocated to companies operating in big data, agriculture and creative…

Olive oil tourism of Ben Ismail Farm is new option for Rural Destination Development in Tunisia

From the very first steps you make in the landscape surrounding the Ben Ismail farm you realize that this is  an area unique in Tunisia with its greatness and fertility. The Ben Ismail farm that includes some 5,000 olive trees, is the land that gives the extra-virgin “Chétoui” oil “Triomphe de Tuccabor”,  that was awarded the gold medal at the London International Olive Oil Competition (IOOC) in 2017. An event  regarded as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. The Ben Ismaïl farm is a family reserve that…

Omar Guiga, manufacturer of Tunisian car “Wallyscar” winner of IMF Innovation Contest

Young Tunisian Omar Guiga, who designed and manufactured the Tunisian car “Wallyscar”, is one of the winners of the Arab Youth Campaign on Innovation Contest organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that has targeted young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from the Middle East / North Africa region, TAP report. The young manufacturer told TAP his factory, located in El Kabaria (south of the capital Tunis), manufactures each year 200 cars that are exported to the French, Portuguese and Spanish markets, besides the Caribbean islands,…

Mitacs Canada Award for Outstanding Innovation bestowed to Tunisian young engineer and startupper Houssem Zouaghi

A former student of the Higher Institute Multimedia Arts of Manouba (ISAMM)  Houssem Zouaghi sets for himself an objective when he was faced with a choice of a subject of a graduation project which he said that he wanted it to be “out of the box”. Surfing the net, he came across Mitacs. It is a Canadian organisation that has been designing and implementing research and training programmes for 18 years. Mitacs Globalink Programme offers fellowship between Canada and Several other partner countries including Tunisia. Houssem Zouaghi’s graduation project was…

Triomphe de Tuccabor’s extra virgin olive oil: traceability makes it unique in reaching golden triumph

Driving on my way to Medjez el Bab, reaching the hill of Toukaber, a small town but big with its riches in agricultural golden treasure of the Olive tree, I was not aware that this areas can hide such excellent and rich resources entrenched in this landscape of an amazing sightseeing for those who want to seek some rest away from busy cities. It looks like an earthly paradise or a small part of heaven left there in the north-western part of Tunisia. Stopping for a while looking around, I…

Self-made icon Ahmed Mhiri sets example for Tunisian youth

“Dream big and work hard! My motto is “it always seems impossible until it is done!” See how far you can go but do what you really want to do!” said TravelCar Founder and CEO Ahmed Mhiri. For him, the key to accomplishment is to be motivated, determined, and positive. He believes that it is not going to be easy, there will be many bumps and bruises along the way and that he will never get through them if he goes into the project half-heartedly. Ahmed Mhiri knows that he…

E-commerce startup wins Seedstars Tunisia

E-commerce startup Favizone has been named the winner of the Tunisian leg of the Seedstars World global seed-stage startups competition, and will now have the chance to pitch for up to US$500,000 in funding at the global final next year. The 2017 edition of Seedstars World will see local events take place in more than 25 cities across all the regions of Africa, with new countries such as Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mauritius, Madagascar, Sudan and Zambia added to the tour. The winner from each country is…

Tunisian Big Data Startup Datavora Raises Funding To Support E-Commerce Ventures

For e-commerce startups in MENA and all over the world, it is a conflicting time to do business- while the industry is thriving on the whole, the pressures of competition are perhaps at the highest levels and are indicative of a winner-takes-all scenario. Add to that the poor levels of customer loyalty in online shopping, and you have a difficult problem in your hand as an e-retailer. It is in such tough times that entrepreneur Hedi Zaher felt that it would serve e-commerce players well to do something about the…

Tunisian Ben Ismail Farm granted gold medal of London IOOC Awards in Olive Oil Quality competition 2017

The Ben Ismail Farm was awarded the gold medal of the London International Olive Oil Quality Competition (IOOC) in the Olive Oil Competition for the year 2017, held on April 14. The Farm is located in Toukabeur, Medjez El Bab, Governorate of Beja, a well-known region for its land fertility with a variety of farming mainly growing olive trees and all sorts of fruit trees. Maher Ben Ismail and Saleh Ben Ismail are two farmer brothers, who set for themselves a precious target for the conquest of the world market in…

Tunisian SarahToumi wins 2016 Rolex Award

Sarah Toumi, 29, France/Tunisia, President of the Dream in Tunisia Association and General Manager of Acacias for all, is one of the five Young Laureates that won the Rolex Enterprise Award for 2016. She is spearheading a grass-roots initiative, Acacias for All, in Tunisia, to fight the country’s desertification caused by climate change and reduce poverty among farmers through reforestation and crops more suited to a lower rainfall. She is also one of the 10 laureates of “France is committed to the South”, a presidential device that rewards the best…