SHIELD Support Programme
Compliance, Transparency & Integrity – Building bridges between startups and the public sector
About the SHIELD Support Program
Compliance, Integrity, and Transparency, are topics that many Tunisian start-ups do not consider or have expertise in. Working in these fields and together with public sector institutions is not common for startups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Tunisia. We wanted to build a programme that addresses these challenges and brings value in a new area in order to strengthen the ecosystem as a whole.
This idea is what led to SHIELD: The Startup Haus Integrity Entrepreneurship Leadership and Development Support Program (SHIELD).
The goals of the programme are firstly to help Tunisian startups strengthen their compliance and integrity mechanisms, boost product validation, and access larger markets, as well as secondly to facilitate partnerships between startups and public sector institutions.
The programme is divided into three phases:
- Raising awareness on compliance, integrity, and transparency in the ecosystem
- Support programme for 15 selected startups
- Building partnerships between startups and public sector institutions
Who is it for?
- With traction and product market fit
- In sectors such as fintech, legal tech, edtech, and health tech
Expert consultation on compliance and regulation
Tailored business support
Free software tools to Free software tools and access to coworking
Private & public sector connections
Access to the global Westerwelle Foundation network
Visibility & connections in the Tunisian Startup Ecosystem
Participation in the StartupGov Innovation Conference and Conference in Berlin
Warm thank you to GIZ Tunisia for their support in bringing to life the first programme in Tunisia focused on collaboration between startups and the public sector.
This program is organized by GIZ Tunisia through the project (LuCCRI) mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.