6e “Samsung FastTrack” edition: The call for applications has been launched
Initiated by Samsung Electronics Tunisia (Setn) and implemented by Impact Partner (Yunus Social Business Tunisia), Samsung “FastTrack” is an intensive 4-week program exclusively targeting “early-stage” technology start-ups that have an impact on society. . This year, 8 to 10 start-ups will be selected to participate in 6e edition that will take place in November 2022. It will be remembered that in November, 11 start-ups were selected and 20 entrepreneurs embarked on an enriching journey of learning and growth. The program lasted for 4 weeks, with more than 25 general sessions facilitated by experts and 40 hours of personalized coaching and training. The program was crowned with a “Demo Day” where selected entrepreneurs took turns on stage to pitch. at stake, three prizes with a total value of 40 thousand dinars.
After the evaluation and selection of 7 high-level jury members, the three winning start-ups were announced. The first prize (20 thousand dinars) was awarded to “Hack Up”, founded by Ayhem Ghanmi. It is a Tunisian start-up that is reshaping the way companies and developers are matched through an online platform that includes high quality, fun assessment tests, to make a smooth and efficient process. The second prize, of 10,000 dinars, was awarded to “Kumulus”, founded by Iheb Triki and Mohamed Ali Abid. A water technology company that aims to solve the problem of drinking water scarcity in Africa and the Middle East by creating machines that use solar energy to convert humidity in the air into drinking water. The third prize of 10 thousand dinars Civitas, co-founded by Firas Gaffari. It is a “Gov-tech” that provides complete and high-end digital solutions for government administrations and entities and offers a new class of smart products that are simple to use and easy to configure.
By joining Samsung FastTrack, you can benefit from a free program, a unique 1-0-1 coaching experience, training by national and international experts, meeting potential investors, great networking opportunities, an opportunity to get additional funding for participation in an international event and access to additional financial and technical support through Impact+, the Impact Partner post-programme. To be the next start-up to join Samsung Fastrack, it is enough to be a start-up in the technology sectors at an “early stage”, at least have a PoC and social impact.
The “Bolt” case: A lawsuit from Inpdp
The National Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (Inpdp) has announced that it has taken legal action in Tunisia against the Tunisian branch of Bolt, a shared mobility company, for violating the 2004 organic law on personal data. Inpdp reported that the company was called to regularize its situation regarding obtaining the approval of the data processing instance but the latter did not carry out the necessary procedures, reports our colleague THD.tn. As a reminder, according to paragraphs two and four of article 90: “shall be punished with one year of imprisonment and a fine of five thousand dinars, whoever intentionally processes personal data without presenting the declaration provided for article 7 or without consent . stipulated in articles 15 and 69 of this law, or continues to carry out data processing after the prohibition of treatment or withdrawal of authorization, the personal data related to health despite the prohibition of the Authority mentioned in the second paragraph of article 65 of this law, transfers personal data abroad without the authorization of the Authority or communicates personal data without the consent of the person concerned or the agreement of the Authority in the cases provided by law that this”.
Ooredoo Tunisia: A new submarine cable system connecting Tunisia to Europe
During the “Capacity Europe” event held in London on October 19, 2022, Ooredoo Tunisia officially signed an agreement with the global telecommunications service provider Pccw Global, to develop a new network solution, based on the Peace submarine cables system which connects Tunisia with Marseille , thus opening a new gateway to Europe. By investing in the Peace submarine cable system, which is expected to be operational in early 2024, Ooredoo will enhance diversity and choice within its international infrastructure, while making a new entry point in Tunisia available to operators and international companies to meet their connection needs in Tunisia and elsewhere. This is part of Ooredoo’s strategy to identify, establish and develop partnerships to enable the company to benefit from technology and innovation to guarantee more opportunities for its customers. This agreement, which gives Ooredoo full ownership of a global platform in Tunisia, will allow Ooredoo customers to be offered significantly improved speed and data quality at a lower cost, when connecting to Marseille . This is the latest in a series of partnerships between Ooredoo and major technology players, aiming to deliver the best customer experiences and move today’s world towards the smart telco.