Helping youth thrive
Using technology to
Solve global problems

Who we are ?

Open Startup is a program dedicated to youth entrepreneurs including two intertwined initiatives, OST Pre-incubator and OSTX​. It's a organization driven by a unique community of change makers, supported by trainers, mentors and companies

Mission

The dissemination of a strong entrepreneurial culture and training across high potential multidisciplinary students and faculty teaching entrepreneurship. additionally the contribution to enhancing the early-stage high potential venture through access to quality content, knowledge exchange, strong mentoring and linkage with the industry, international exposure, and a strong community.

Vision

Build the strongest support structure for youth-led impact ventures in the region, bringing content, national and international network while offering a strong bridge between Tunisia, the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region, Europe, and the US.

Our Partners

We are here

New York

Tunisia

Morocco

OPEN STARTUP INTERNATIONAL IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION AND CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE US AND STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS IN EMERGING MARKET.

Our Programs

students and faculty
OSTX
OSTX is an entrepreneurial competition held at the university level. The competition aims at encouraging multidisciplinary within university by engaging students from different campuses to work together in teams. OSTX was initiated in partnership with the Ministry of Higher education and Scientific Research,the US Embassy, Columbia University, Fondation Biat, Africinvest, Flat6labs, and Drosos Foundation, OSTX helps foster inter-university linkages and cross disciplinary collaborations between students and faculty in order to address challenges related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals The program started in 2019 with three pilot universities : Manouba, Carthage and El Manar. This year, 4 universities joined the program : Tunis, Sfax, Sousse and Monastir.

OST Community

The OST community is the DNA of the program, it is composed of talented, thriving students and best leading experts divided into 5 main players: Start-ups, Openers, Faculty, Mentors, and Partners. Our mission is to constantly understand our community’s needs, be their resources provider and enable them to thrive.
In order to do that, we divided our actions on 4 strategic goals:

Connect: A community is by definition connected, the purposes of the upcoming actions are to bring together, connect, and to establish links as well as in between the community members and the ecosystem to help it grow.

Educate: The goal is to offer structured and effective ways to develop the groups capacities and skills, and maintain their evolvement.

Engage: The goal is to make the community actively involved and more committed to the program by having more leads, improving brand loyalty and increasing member retention.

Promote: The goal is to support, actively encourage and ensure visibility to the community