Amal Zayani
Sep 8, 2017

Africa is the new Silicon Valley !

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I saw a lot of articles and media talking about how much Africa has become the best place to invest. The african market needs more innovation and technology and most of successful stories around the world came from there because they really see the necessity of the impact in their home country. Too much problems to solve through technology, a lot of small business appeared and a lot of events talking about leadership, innovation , business and entrepreneurship. But the truth is that sometimes we don't see that deep, we should know that people who has the brillant ideas ares suffering the most from a corrupted and a classic system .The tunisian ecosystem is not like the other, you don't only fight the tradition and the mentality that doesn't accept creativity and doesn't undesrtand new technologies but also the creation process is so complicated that you may give up on your business in the middle of work. You can't even register your idea or your brand correctly. It is true the market exists and the problems too but young entrepreneurs who think big are sometimes thinking that the only solution to make their business prosper is to start from the outside, because if they come back more powerful with a known business in Europe or US , people may listen here.

Rachna Shah
Sep 8, 2017

What do you view as the main problems behind why entrepreneurship can't grow in Africa and in Tunisia?

Amal Zayani
Sep 13, 2017

Dear Rachna , I think it is all a about a system and infrastructure, it is true that all entrepreneurs around the world have their own struggles but what distinguish a country from another is how much government and society try to boost and motivate their youth to improve the country and succeed. In fact, this coud be through administration facilities, funding possibilities , believing in creative new ideas and even mediatize for them. But to be honest we are still optimist because change exists even if it comes so slowly.

Rachna Shah
Sep 13, 2017

Optimism is always key in life! Do you believe that there is a country in the world that motivates their youth to that extent?

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