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…