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…

“Student Entrepreneurship Pole” launched

(TAP) – “El Ghazela Technology Centre” hosted on Monday the launching ceremony of the “Student Entrepreneurship Centre”, the first pilot space of its kind created as part of the University’s opening to its economic environment, with the aim of boosting the employability of higher education graduates and enhancing student initiative, TAP reports. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) with the support of a number of national and international institutions and associations supporting the concept of the “initiating student”. It is meant, in the first instance, for students…

The Great heritage, Triomphe de Thuccabor snatches three medals at Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

Extra virgin Olive Oil Triomphe de Thuccabor of the Ben Ismail domain has been awarded three medals at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. Mohamed Ben Ismail, Maher Ben Ismail and Salah Ben Ismail were expecting this award since they excel not only in the olive oil making but also in making an organic olive oil brand. Their exceptional hard work made it possible to book a ticket in the 2019 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition and be among the best international renowned olive…

Med.Tn, Doctor booking platform, raises over $650,000

Med.Tn a Tunisian doctor booking platform has raised a bit over $650,000, about 2 million Tunisian Dinars, in funding from one of country’s leading insurance companies, Carte Groupe. The Start-up Med.Tn had first announced the round in December last year and closed it last month. Founded by Tunisians Aymen Turki, Issam Bellaj, and Emna Jellouli in 2017, Med.Tn connects users with different healthcare providers including doctors, pharmacies, and laboratories. The users can browse through profiles of doctors, read their reviews and book appointments with them. They can also search for pharmacies…

Travelcar start-up founded by Tunisian Ahmed Mhiri acquired by PSA Group

The French car manufacturer PSA has decided to buy the startup Travelcar, founded in 2012 by Tunisian Ahmed Mhiri. The world leader in automotive solutions around airports and train stations, the startup closed in 2017 a fourth round of financing of €15 million with the same group and the French insurance company, MAIF. Two years after acquiring a stake in TravelCar, the PSA Group, a manufacturer of the Citroën, DS Automobiles, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Opel car brands, has decided to strengthen its strategy in new mobility solutions through the acquisition…

Third edition of OPEN STARTUP TUNISIA

The final ceremony of the third edition of the OPEN STARTUP TUNISIA (OST) was held on 18 January 2019 in the City of Culture of Tunis. OST, the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for Students Program, is the result of a public-private partnership involving Columbia Engineering and Columbia Business School, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the United States Embassy, the BIAT Foundation, Africinvest, Columbia Global Centers and GoMyCode. At the end of the ceremony, the TUN-UP team won the final. Open Startup Tunisia is a national competition bringing…

IN: TIME Solutions, young startup that shines in Tunisian entrepreneurial landscape

IN: TIME Solutions Tunisia is one of the young startups that shine in the Tunisian entrepreneurial landscape. Launched in 2013 by Issam Zlitni, the company did not wait for the new law to access important markets, expand and shine outside our borders, while being established in Tunisia and relying on local know-how and skills. IN:TIME Solutions, as its name suggests, advises companies and provides software solutions in business processes and operations, its objective is to enable its partners to achieve zero marginal cost by providing them with the latest approach…

Entrepreneurship Fair: Riyeda to award eighteen young project initiators

Eighteen young project initiators who seek support and funding expect the Riyeda Awards on the occasion of holding a contest as part of the 6th edition of Entrepreneurship Fair Riyeda to be held on February 12-14 at the City of Culture in Tunis, President of Tunisie Place de Marché public limited company Skander Haddar. At a meeting with the press Tuesday in Tunis, Skander Haddar said that three project ideas will be selected on the basis of the criteria of innovation, the profile of the entrepreneur and the employment and…