10 start-ups selected to access funding in Tunisia

The Tunisian Textile Technical Center (CETTEX) announced that “STAND Up! has just selected 10 textile and fashion start-ups to benefit from access to finance in Tunisia.

This selection was made following the call for applications closed on 21 March 2022 by the Tunis International Center for Environmental Technologies (CITET), one of the Tunisian partners in the project.

CITET selected a group of entrepreneurs to develop their financial skills, gain knowledge on how to raise funds and take advantage of opportunities to meet local and regional investors to find funding opportunities.

The selected entrepreneurs will participate in a 10-day training that will focus on developing their start-up’s financial projections, understanding readiness, trends and opportunities.

The training program in Tunisia will be followed by two events organized in the country to provide feedback to entrepreneurs and benefit from local and regional exposure to potential investors.

Of the selected participants, 50% participated in the training phase and the incubation phase.

The 10 selected startups are:

ecobrik : Founded by Hazar Bettaieb, a young industrial engineering student with a degree in logistics and transport, this start-up transforms textile waste into thermal insulation and ecological bricks.

Lami fashion : This start-up creates a range of clothing from natural fibers and dyes, with a modern and traditional touch, with the aim of protecting cultural heritage and valuing end-of-life objects. The start-up is designed by Lamia Hamrouni, a stylist and garment technician, with 25 years of experience in bespoke haute couture.

agaruw : designed for green products and recycled textile waste developed by Mejda Khaled, a textile engineering student at the Higher Institute of Fashion in Monastir, with a multidisciplinary artistic background in sculpture, painting, fashion and product design.

package : The startup makes eco-friendly plastic to create bags or fashion clothes and accessories with cactus-based products. Ismail Wali, a 25-year-old, is the entrepreneur behind this idea.

authentic tunisian wool : Offers an assessment of Tunisian wool in a zero waste concept. Makrem Ghidhaoui is the entrepreneur behind this idea, aiming to achieve systemic and sustainable change in the fashion and textile industry to close the loop by looping everything in the value chain and using bio-based materials from natural resources. managed sustainably or by recycling.

artwo : It is an idea based on the production of rugs and decorative objects (bedsides, seats, etc.) and on the sorting of textile waste. The project is led by Sarra Bouchareb, who has a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, combined with experience in the sale of handicrafts and a good network of contacts in textile factories.

Luxury Haute Couture : The project focuses on the recovery of cutting waste for the production of handmade rugs. Marwen Cherni is the entrepreneur behind this idea

Fripeji.tn : is a digital marketplace that connects used clothing sellers and buyers. Thrift stores will be able to open an online store on our Marketplace and open up to a much larger population. In addition, thrift store collectors will be able to display and resell their wares with ease and individuals will be able to resell or donate their old clothes.

Doctor-Pro : Medical-Pro is a dynamic and innovative company whose activity is the design, manufacture and distribution of single-use non-woven products intended for healthcare establishments, the industrial sector, the world of beauty and hospitality. Abdelhamid Chaoua, a 36-year-old businessman, graduated in 2005 from the University of Medical Technologies in Tunis.Proact : Proact was conceived as a web platform of green services for professionals, pickers, recyclers and artisans in the textile sector. The project is developed by Ibtissem Aoidhi, a Master in Quality and Productivity with 10 years of experience in supporting and monitoring the quality of automotive, textile, footwear and leather goods companies.

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