UNIVENTURE III was officially launched during a Kick-off Seminar that took place jointly in Tunis & Sousse. The participants selected were invited to engage in the program, discover the timeline and the main events.
Following the pattern of the previous editions, workshop series on Strategic planning, Innovation Marketing and Feasibility Study were held in Tunis & Sousse. This edition witnessed the inclusion of a new stage that is the semi-finals during which a Pre-Boot Camp was held to allow a greater number of participants to have access to training sessions on the financial part of the feasibility study and also get used to pitching techniques. The mentoring section was also developed by organizing a Mentoring Academy in order to introduce mentors to the techniques to adopt in the assistance of their mentees’ projects.
11 finalists were selected to participate in the third UNIVENTURE’s Boot Camp held over 5 days from August 17 to 21, 2015. The Boot Camp contained a wide range of training sessions on various topics; candidates also had the chance to be mentored by the program’s experts with daily mentoring meetings.
Six innovative projects in the areas of biotechnology, agribusiness and TIC were awarded by UNIVENTURE during an Awards Ceremony that took place on September, 2015 with the participation of UNIVENTURE’s partners & friends.
1st Prize : 10000TND (cash prize) + 5000TND (Wiki Start-Up services) – Project Hakim by Mohamed Kharrat
2nd Prize : 5000TND (cash prize) + 5000TND (Wiki Start-Up services) – Project Biopesticides+ by Slim Tounsi
3rd Prize : 2500TND (cash prize) + 5000TND (Wiki Start-Up services) – Project GenTrac by Rayda Ben Ayed
4th Prize : 1000TND (cash prize) + 5000TND (Wiki Start-Up services) – Project Herbal Extract by Fatma Abidi
5th Prize : 500TND (cash prize) + 5000TND (Wiki Start-Up services) – Project Art&Décor by Seifallah Lajmi / Project Chfamma by Ahmed Saoudi