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Tunisia: Ampion Venture Bus to create ICT start-ups

The Venture Bus will start and land in Tunis while making stops in Kairouan, Tozeur, Gabes and Sfax in between to connect the regional start-up ecosystems and visit several local innovation HUBs for workshops, mentoring and pitches.

From December 14 to December 19 the final Ampion Venture Bus will embark on a journey to create innovative ICT start-ups when travelling throughout Tunisia.

Tunisia has become famous for its lively scene of bloggers and engaged citizens. Fittingly, the Ampion Venture Bus in Tunisia will partly set a focus on ICT solutions improving democratic participation.

The Venture Bus will start and land in Tunis, while making stops in Kairouan, Tozeur, Gabes and Sfax in between to connect the regional start-up ecosystems and visit several local innovation HUBs for workshops, mentoring and pitches.

A special bonding experience and possible source of creativity awaits the group of Venture Bus entrepreneurs just outside of Tozeur, when the teams will set up camp in the Sahara desert for one night.

The opening event is to be held at Tunis’ most popular co-working space Cogite.

The winners of the Venture Bus Tunisia 2014 will be honored at the Grand Finale, which is scheduled to take place in the premises of renowned private school ESPRIT (École Supérieure Privée d’Ingénierie et de Technologie) on December 19.

For the Tunisian Venture Bus, Ampion encourages the participants to work on solutions to use the power of mobile technology and ICT to improve the legitimacy of public governance and to strengthen public participation in policy-making processes on the African continent.

Among the Venture Bus Tunisia participants will be experienced governance experts. Additionally, the workshops along the road will be joined by politicians as well as members of regional citizens’ initiatives.

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