ISUM session online on Oct. 30

Dear AIESEC entrepreneurs:

We are very pleased to confirm that as part of the Spark conference organized by AIESEC France, there will be an online #ISUM session re #AIESEC and #entrepreneurship. The session will be in English and is dedicated to AIESEC students and alumni.

Book the date: October 30, from 6pm to 7.30pm Paris time.

We will announce soon the international speakers.

The Space incubator

On behalf of the #AIESECfund, I am very pleased to inform you that the #Space #incubator project in Benin has been unanimously approved for fundraising by our Steering Committee composed of #AIESECInternational, #AAI and the AIESEC Fund.

Bravo to Krisztina Kapuvári and her team.

We are very proud of you!

We will soon launch the Fundraising campaign, in coordination with #AAI and #AI, for this impactful project:



How to pitch for investors


The OC team of ISUM Tunis is pleased to share the presentation of how to pitch for investors:


together with the presentation of sources of financing for startup in Tunisia:

Sources of financing (1)

These presentations were made by Mr Selim MOUSSA from WIKI Startup at ISUM Tunis 2013.

Mrs Bouchamaoui speech at ISUM Tunis

Mr Wahb Zouid, President of AIESEC ALUMNI Tunisie,
Mr Slim Bahrini, President of AIESEC Tunisie,
Honorable guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honor to be among you today, for this important event that is devoted to startup development and enterprises creation in the field of new technologies in Tunisia.

Before anything else, it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you here in UTICA’s headquarters and to extend my congratulations and thanks to all the team of AIESEC and AIESEC ALUMNI Tunisia for having taken this initiative and for all the efforts they are making to coach and assist Tunisian students.

I would also like to greet all the participating students here, and advise them to never limit their ambition and to be more and more creative, daring and initiating. YOU, students are the future of Tunisia, YOU are tomorrow’s leaders.

None is born leader, we become leaders by learning, training and by developing the sense of initiative, by daring and risk-taking.

The family, then school and university are probably the best grounds for spreading the seeds and the values of entrepreneurship.

The liberalization of energies and initiatives, the improvement of the business environment, the transparency in transactions and the access to information are as many factors that stimulate the creation of enterprises.

The current business environment still needs adjustment and enhancement.

In this situation, I couldn’t go on without mentioning what I assume is a fundamental point which is: the improvement of Enterprises/University relations, as this is one of the fundamentals to initiate relationships between future generations and the world of entrepreneurship.

At UTICA, we’ve always drawn the attention on this subject, as we remain convinced that students are to have an adequate education, up-dated and adapted to the requirements of the labor market, an education that will lead them to find a job and eventually launch their own project.

We do believe that a true and effective partnership between the Private sector and the University is a top priority that all parties should work on, in order to make it happen.

The success in creating, conceiving and innovating any human work is the result of a whole set of factors, mainly our determination to succeed, to carry out our plans; the environment in which we live being also another important factor.

Determination, patience and perseverance are the main features that we should have in order to face unforeseen obstacles. That’s the only way to face problems and ensure the success of our project, especially at its beginning.

Holding to these principles is important! However, the business environment is not less important. And it is the reason why UTICA never stopped making aware all the concerned parties about the obligation:

  • to upgrade the environment, in which the enterprise operates;
  • to review and improve the existing legislation and;
  • to put in place all mechanisms and tools so as to encourage the development of our enterprises on the national as well as on the international level.

I do believe that boosting our economic growth remains feasible.
Our country’s main resource is still here. As it has always been, Tunisia had no other resource than its HUMAN ones: Tunisian men and women are the backbone of the country.

We have to transcend our fears and doubts and be confident in our endeavor.

It is true that we’re experiencing some political and ideological disparities but we have to go on and to cooperate, we have to remain unified and hence become a strength at many and various levels.
We all know that thanks to just our human potential, we’ve been able to surmount many difficulties.

I would end my statement by inviting all our students and all our youth to keep faith and remain optimistic, as YOU with us, will be the determining factor of our future.

Never forget for the rest of your life in good times and bad, that you live in an interdependent world and that we have got to pull it together.

Thank you very much for your attention.


Mrs Ouided BOUCHAMAOUI, President of UTICA.


Inside investors mind: pitching your way to success!

This is a summary of the workshop presented by Mr Selim MOUSSA from the WIKI startup team during ISUM Tunis 2013.

Participants to ISUM Tunis will have access on this blog to the presentations of “Inside investors mind: pitching your way to success” together with the other workshop presentation relating to “sources of financing of startup in Tunisia”.

The following points are included in effective elevator pitches:

1. Management team
2. Opportunity out of Adversity: The Hook: pitch opening that grabs the listener’s attention
3. Brief description of product/service & target market description (geography + Size of the market)
4. Brief description of how the business is different from the competition
5. Brief description of Business model (How you will make money)
6. Brief description of the resources you need from investors
7. Finance and Capital & returns/payback the investor can expect
8. Memorable tagline/pitch closing

We hope you had a great and productive time at ISUM Tunis and we are looking forward to welcoming you at ISUM 2014, which will be held in Mexico and organized by AIESEC ALUMNI MEXICO.

Startups selected for pitching at ISUM Tunis

Congratulations to all project leaders who have sent their project for consideration by the Jury of the ISUM Tunis.

Here is the list of the 6 startup selected for pitching on May 19 at UTICA:

  • Unité de production de fourrage / Mr Saoudi Riadh 
  • Eco-Artisan / Ms Dhouha Ben Omrane
  • Movie Box Home Entertainment / Mr Hatem Dammak
  • Moodz / MM. Khalil Chaffai, Bilel Hajri & Ghassen Khelif
  • EBNLYN Lab / Mr Nebil Attia
  • Mr Zied Jallouli

Best wishes to everyone!

Registration for ISUM Tunis 2013

Dear delegates,

Just one week before finally closing registration for ISUM Tunis 2013.

Please make sure to confirm your registration on the ISUM web site by MAY 8:

The facebook answer to the invitation must be confirmed. Only confirmed registrations on the web site will be taken into account.

Thank you.

AIESECly, the OC team.

Mr Dhafer SGHIRI to join ISUM marketing session

We are pleased to confirm the participation of Mr Dhafer Sghiri as a speaker in our Marketing session for ISUM Tunis.

Mr Sghiri is the Regional Export Manager for SUNAR Group (Turkey) and Former President of AIESEC Tunisia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Management sciences of Tunis.

Get your business plan ready!

Dear AIESEC alumni and entrepreneurs,

ISUM is your opportunity to pitch in front of a jury of investors, entrepreneurs and advisors and to actually get funded!

To enter the startup challenge, you have to register for the ISUM by April 30 and attach confidentially your business plan (including the executive summary and financial forecasts) in the link below.

Please note that you have to upload the business plan BEFORE submitting your application.

The Jury will then select by May 5 the startup that will be able to pitch at ISUM on May 19.

Now is the time for your startup to get noticed by investors!

To enter the Start-Ups challenge and be able to pitch in front of top investment funds, please complete the information in the following link: