Request for submissions - Tunisia

Call for submissions: Tunisian Senior Women in Business

02.02.2021 / Created by TT

Become part of a network of "Senior" women entrepreneurs in the MENA region, thanks to our "Senior Women in Business" incubation programme!


Senior Women in Business is a support programme for the creation of start-ups, set up by "Global Project Partners" (GPP) and the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs (CNFCE) in collaboration with TheNextWomenTunisia (TNWT) and Betacube. This "Senior Women in Business" incubation project targets women researchers and scientific entrepreneurs (aged 45 and over) in Tunisia and will run for three months (March 15 to June 15). This incubation programme accompanies the creation of start-ups by women academics, increases the visibility of these women entrepreneurs and connects them to the start-up ecosystem. It was developed following focus groups, personal interviews and questionnaires to which around 100 scientists from all over Tunisia responded.


Nationality: Tunisian

Age: 45 years or older

Education: researcher, professor or scientist

Start-up: The product/company idea is connected to the scientific field the candidate is working on and aims to solve a business or social problem.

Sector: The programme is open to all sectors.

Innovation & scalability: The project idea should provide a differentiated solution to a specific problem and hold the ability to grow rapidly in the future.

Feasibility: The project should be legally, technically and economically feasible.

Commitment: Participants must be willing to devote the necessary time to the development of their project during the incubation programme (a minimum of 10 hours per week). Please note that each week participants would be asked to complete and deliver the documents required for the development of the start-up.

State of mind: Proactive, motivated women wishing to start a business and leave the comfort zone.

Character: Apply if you are open to new challenges and to learning new things.

When and where?

The programme is fully digital; participation does not depend on where you live.

  • Registration is open from 1 February 2021. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who apply.
  • Deadline for applications: The call for applications closes on 25 February at 23:00.
  • Pre-selected candidates will be invited to an interview.
  • The final selection will follow and the results will be announced on March 8.
  • The launch of the incubation programme (week zero) will take place on March 15, 2021.


  • To transform an idea based on scientific research into a start-up
  • To benefit from capacity-building training
  • To gain visibility
  • To have access to the opportunities offered by the start-up ecosystem
  • To be part of an entrepreneurial community


Click here to apply for the Senior Women in Business programme:

If you have any questions regarding the call for applications, please send an email to the following contact: or call: +216 54 203 353


  • Type : Request for submissions
  • Deadline : 25/02/2021
  • Promoter : Global Project Partners (GPP); Chambre Nationale des Femmes Cheffes d'Entreprises (CNFCE); TheNextWomenTunisie (TNWT); Betacube


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