Tunisia was ranked 40th out of 137 in the Global Entrepreneurship Index, topping African countries. Except for Chile, it would rank ahead of all Latin American countries.
Hassan Zargouni, CEO of Sigma Conseil, commented:
It is undeniable that we are experiencing an extraordinary movement among ambitious young people in Tunisia for entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial spirit.
From competitions in universities, initiation to mentoring, the ecosystem is expanding and is structured more and more.
People like Khaoula Khedimy, Mondher Boussama, Fares Khanfir, Houssem Mabrouk, Aoudi Chéma Gargouri, Leila Charfi, Noomane Fehri, Maher Kallel, Khaled Ben Jilani, Neila Benzina, Badreddine Ouali, Lotfi Saibi, Houda Ghozzi, Hichem Ben Fadhl, Afifa El Almi, Skander Haddar … and many others have already done a lot for young entrepreneurs and still do great things to support the entrepreneurial spirit in our country, each with its own means, each with its networks.
Much remains to be done: improve the international culture of our young people, stabilize the financial support at each stage of the projects, to find a solution to PayPal in Tunisia, to ensure the viability of the companies created in the medium term, to encourage the rise of certain “nuggets”, penetrate more inland regions to detect talents, multiply coworking spaces, hold performance dashboards of our start ups…
The new Start up act is a blessing for many young people.
Conditions are in place to improve the legislative and institutional context. Because our young people are ready, they showed it. They are often ahead of the state. They show it today with this ranking that honors our country.
P.S. This is the 2nd year in a row that we are ranked so good!