Tunisia’s social innovation accelerator Lab’ess has announced the launch of the 8th promotion for its incubation program which will support a dozen new social impact project leaders with each project leader set to get trained worth 20,000 dinars for six months.
Lab’ess disclosed this in a press release, noting that the 10 individuals selected for the program have innovative projects in various sectors such as eco-responsible crafts, cosmetics, agro-ecology and IT.
The accelerator, which serves as a comprehensive support system, is backed by the French Development Agency, the UBCI bank and the project to support the innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tunisia (Innov’i – EU4Innovation), is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France.
Created in 2012, Lab’ess is a PULSE incubator dedicated to the creation and sustainable development of social entrepreneurship players to effectively meet Tunisia’s socio-economic needs. The accelerator launched the call for applications on April 1 for the selection of its 8th promotion which attracted over 240 project leaders who applied to join the incubator.
In the course of its programs, Lab’ess has trained over 1,700 associations, helping to create and develop 70 social enterprise projects, and it has also organized over 140 SSE-related events attended by over 6,000 participants.