Final AMPION Venture Bus kicks off in Tunisia

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The fourth and final leg of the AMPION Venture Bus has begun in Tunisia next week, with the trip’s special focus on making use of ICTs to improve democratic participation.

The final AMPION trip of the year is looking to add to the 24 startups already created on buses elsewhere in Africa in the last two months.

The bus left the capital Tunis yesterday, and will return on December 19 after making stops in Kairouan, Tozeur, Gabes and Sfax.

“The home country of the Arab Spring 2010, 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,” AMPION said.

Disrupt Africa has reported on the three previous buses, with carpooling marketplace Jambo Car winning the East African leg, water contamination solution e-Maji winning in Southern Africa, and HaltEbola emerging the winner from the West African version.

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