Founded in 2006 by brothers Zied and Omar Guiga, Wallyscar is the first Arab and African carmaker sold to mass markets internationally. Quickly after the company was launched Wallyscar was featured at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 and 2012. Although Wallyscar has experienced some international success the brothers felt they could learn more about how to expand their market share both domestically and …Tunisia
After a long career working for a fast moving multinational consumer goods company Salima decided to start her own company in the basement of her mother’s pharmacy. In Morocco there are many homemade beauty products that use world-renowned ingredients such as argan oil and Moroccan clay, but these products need better packaging, stronger branding and more established distribution channels. In 2010, Salima launched AMYs Marrakech Secrets, a …Morocco
As a student at the University of Miami, Driss Krafess began to think about his first entrepreneurial endeavor. When he returned to Morocco he began working in real estate but continued to think about starting his own business. In 2014 Driss launched Arade a premier cosmetics company which uses natural Moroccan products. Driss secured some funding and began traveling to the U.S. to get a …Morocco
With 10 years of experience working in the telecom industry, Tayeb launched his first company, B2N Consulting, which offered customers a wide range of telecom services and solutions. Tayeb joined CEED Grow in 2013 to learn about various strategies to grow and scale his business but quickly learned that the competition was steep, his value proposition was less competitive, and the market opportunity limited. Although …Morocco
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Synapse is a specialized company for web design and 3D visualization, and CMS (content management systems) solutions, e-commerce, mobile applications, hosting, micro sites. The company officially started since 2007. Its founder and director, Filip Arsov, on the recommendation of a friend decides to follow CEED programs. He had participated in the CEED Go-to-market program 2010/2011, Generation 4, CEED Grow generation 3, in CEED Finance 2011 …Macedonia
Abdur Rashid, of Joypurhat District in Bangladesh, works with farmers who live in poverty due partly to their use of traditional cultivation systems. His company, M/S Abdur Rashid, provides farmers who typically use traditional cattle-pulled ploughs, with the opportunity to use modern farm tractors. Abdur’s company addresses a critical need among farmers, who are often unable to access the financing needed to purchase modern farming …Agribusiness, Bangladesh
CEED Practical ‘Capacity Building’ that leads to ‘Capital’
High ambition does not always translate into business success. Mohammed Shorab Hossain had plenty of ambition, but his business was on the brink of collapse.
In Dhigir Parila, a small fishing village in southern India, Mohammed Shorab Hossain began his carp harvesting business with 2 acres of water and an investment of BDT 20,000 (USD $256). At first, the …Bangladesh
On 25th of July 2012, CEED Romania together with its partners – the Romanian-American Foundation and the Foundation for Partnership – celebrated the opening of the Rowmania Eco-tourism Centre, a social entrepreneurship established through the “Green Entrepreneurship” project. The Romanian Eco-tourism Agency and the Ivan Patzaichin Association, the founders of REC, were finalists in a very tight competition which enabled them to get free consultancy, …Romania
4Virtus is a young company specialized in developing web solutions and mobile applications. Within the company operates a creative design and digital marketing department. Igor Hristov, co-owner of the company founded in 2010, participated in the CEED Top Class program, Generation 2, 2008/2009, and at the time he had seven years work experience in another company. About Top class program he had seen in the …Macedonia