Evey Technologies, an online platform for surveying and real-time analytics, has been named the winner of the Tunisian leg of global seed-stage startup competition Seedstars World, and will now head to Switzerland to compete for up to US$1 million in equity investment at the final.
Evey Technologies was selected as the best startup in Tunisia for its efficient solution and widespread applications, and will now take part in a week-long training programme in March before pitching in front of an audience of 1,000 attendees for the chance of winning investment.
Crowdfunding platform Afrikwity came in second place, winning a free month at the Cogite co-working space, while financial management tool Expensya came in third.
The 14 startups pitched in front of a jury that included Chaïbi Khélil of Ulysse Trading & Industrial, Ali Mnif of Silatech, Elyes Ben Rayana of BIAT, Majdi Ben Haj Ali of TELNET Group, and Neila Ben Zina of Business & Decision.
Ron Bruder, founder and chairman of Education For Employment (EFE), gave a keynote speech at the intermission discussing his work in the region to foster jobs, while a panel discussion was also held to discuss work trajectories abroad and the impetus for returning to work in Tunisia.