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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Tunisia Fall 2019 Semester!

If you want to build a startup in Tunis and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Tunis Founder Institute today, or attend a free event.

Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2019-09-30) will have their application fees waived (typically $50), and if you enroll by the Early Deadline you are also eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.

Since launching in Tunis in 2015, the Founder Institute has helped launch several promising companies in the region, and our efforts in Tunis have also been profiled by several high profile media channels.

To celebrate the launch, the Tunis Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program:

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185 cities and 65 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Running the Founder Institute's efforts in Tunis are local startup leaders Emna Ghariani (Founder, Poindevster) and Soumaya Ben Beya (Program Manager).

In addition, some of Tunis's top entrepreneurs will mentor founders in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the Tunisia Fall 2019 includes:

  • Abdellatif Najjar: CEO, Prodexo and Picstore.tn
  • Adel Beznine: CEO, Boost Accelerator
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Adnen Ben Haj Yahia: Executive Director, EL SPACE
  • Aida Robbana: Doctor, UNITED NATIONS TUNISIA
  • Alia Mahmoud: Regional Citizenship Manager , Microsoft
  • Alya Kebiri, Merck Group
  • Amel Saidane: Digital transformation consultant and ecosystem builder , Seedstar Tunisia
  • Amine Ben Hamadou: General Manager, Management Business and Consulting
  • Andrea Maiweg: Founder, MaiValueConsulting
  • Asma Bouzaidi: Investment Manager, Flat6labs
  • Aymen Mtimet: Senior Manager
  • Bassem Bouguerra: CEO, Tunpixel
  • Ben Larson: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator
  • Bilel Bouraoui: H, Atilla
  • Chad Van Vacas: investor, Angel Investor/ VC
  • Chahira Mehouachi: PHD researcher , Paris Dauphine
  • Chawki Gaddes: President, INPDP
  • Chris Browning
  • Chris Barton: co-founder and board member, Shazam
  • Christian Abi Nader: Managing Partner, AdCom Agency
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • Cyril Grislain: Angel Investor, DouboDoor Property Technologies LLC
  • Damon Hernandez: co-founder , IDEAbuilder
  • Eileen Brewer: Angel Investor, Golden Seeds
  • Elyes Mrad: CEO and founder, Crema App
  • Elyes Jeribi: Executive Director, Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy
  • Emna Ghariani: Chapter Lead Director, The Founder Institute
  • Fares Ben Souilah: Business Coach
  • Farez Zekri: Principal Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Tunisia
  • Farouk Rezgui: Senior Consultant, RRC
  • Fatene Ben Hamza: COO, Cogite Coworking Space
  • Fetah Krichene: Deputy Director, CEED Tunisia
  • Ghazi Ben Othman: Managing Partner, UNIQ Ventures
  • Hamdi Ksiaa: Development Director, BFPME
  • Hassine Labaied: Managing Partner, SKILA Tendance
  • Haythem Mehouachi: Entrepreneur/Investor, Entrepreneur / Digital Transformation
  • Hedi Zaher: CEO, Datavora
  • Houda Ghozzi: Program Manager, Open Start-up Tunisia
  • Iheb Beji: CEO, MEDIANET
  • Ismail Ben Sassi: CEO, ilboursa.com
  • Issam Essefi: CEO, BIGDeal
  • Jazem Halioui: CEO, Innova Tunisia
  • Jeff Bonforte: Jeff Bonforte - SVP, Yahoo (Silicon Valley FI) , Yahoo
  • Karim Bahi: Management Consultant, Inceptio
  • Karim Sehnaoui: Founder and Managing Director, Elham Group Tunisia
  • Karim Jouini: CEO, Expensya
  • Karim Koundi: Partner - TMT Industry Leader Afrique Francophone
  • Khaled Dridi: Fund Manager, United Golf Financial Services North Africa
  • Khaled Helioui: CEO, Bigpoint
  • Khaled Ben Jilani: Executive Partner, Tuninvest-Africinvest
  • Khalil Talbi: Head of Mass Market Retail / E-commerce / Logistics, Maille Club Group
  • Khalil Ben Hamouda: CTO, Vynd
  • Leila Charfi: Country Director, Tunisia, Yunus Social Business
  • Mada Seghete: co-founder , Branch Metrics
  • Maher Hanafi: CEO and Founder, Diginium Graphics
  • Majdi Besbes: CEO , Everest Audit &Consulting
  • Malik Nouira: CEO / Founder, Prefabulous
  • Mark Gonzales: co-founders, The new medina
  • Mehdi Khaled: Managing Director / Co-founder, EmKay Consulting (Singapore) / PExMedia (Austria)
  • Meriem Kebiri: Strategy and Turnaround Advisor, Mkonsult
  • Mohamed Ben Rhouma: CEO, Evertek
  • Mohamed Bridaa: Country Manager, Microsoft
  • Mohamed Ali Elloumi: Executive Director and Board member, accesstoebusiness.com
  • Mondher Khanfir: Co- founder and CEO , Wiki Start Up
  • Mongi Bhouri: Strategic Planner, McCann Worldgroup Tunisia
  • Mouadh Mhiri: CEO, C3M
  • Mouna Ayari: Ecosystem Lead, INTILAQ
  • Nathalie Rahout: Director
  • Noomane Fehri: President, Biat Foundation Incubator
  • Noomen Lahimer: CEO, Every Technologies
  • Ons Ben Abdelkarim: President, Al Bawsala
  • Oussama Messaoud: Chairman, Datavora
  • Oussema Helal: Junior Lawyer, C.M.B Law Firm
  • Patrick Birault: Founder & CEO, PBRH Consulting
  • Pedro Telleria: Professor, Tunis Business School
  • Ramez Mohamed El Serafy: CEO, Flat6labs
  • Ramzi El Fekih: CEO, CREOVA
  • Rania Reda: CEO, Augmania
  • Richard Finke: Country Manager, Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII)
  • Ryadh Bouslama: CEO, LEVEL 1
  • Rym Baouendi: Founder & Managing Director, Cogite Coworking Space
  • Salah Dakhlaoui: CEO, Law firm Dakhlaoui Avocats
  • Sami Jaidane: Business Consultant / Entrepreneur @, SJDN Consulting / Pack-tory / Valomnia
  • Sami Tounsi: CEO, MonResto.tn
  • Sami Ben Romdhane: Vice President, Technical Fellow at eBay Inc, eBay inc
  • Sarah Jane Maxted: Executive Director, MIT
  • Selma Ben Kraiem: HR consultant, BK
  • Soumaya Ben Beya
  • Taher Gayes: Senior Manager, Saudi British Bank
  • Taher Mestiri: CEO, I.T Grapes
  • Tarek Ben Abdallah: COO, Afrikwity
  • Wael Ben Romdhane: Brand Manager, Philip Morris
  • Walid Sultan Midani: CEO, DigitalMania
  • Wassel Berrayana: CEO, Proxym-IT
  • Wassim Ben Larbi
  • Yassine Oussaifi: Manager, Africinvest
  • Yassir El Ismaili El Idriss: CEO, Tayara.tn
  • Yehia Houry: Managing Director, Flat6labs
  • Zakaria Belkhodja: Head of Strategy, MENINX Holding
  • Zied Guiga: CEO, Wallyscar
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Eye-Fi & Forq

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs. If you are serious about launching a startup, the Founder Institute can give you the structured process, constant feedback and evaluation from expert mentors, and global network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants.

                                  We hope you will join us in Tunis and launch a company in 2018.

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