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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1- I am a sole founder and I don't have a team, can I apply?
Team dynamics are an essential part of the selection process.
At least one member of the team must be dedicated to the project: attendance is mandatory during training sessions. Additionally, motivation and commitment during cohorts are essential.
Once selected, the idea holder will have to complete their team with co-founders who will accompany them
2- Does the program accept project ideas that are not necessarily technological?
Applications are open to all sectors with particular attention to areas that have direct positive economic and social benefits, generate growth and value in tunisia.
3- We only have a project idea, our project is not mature enough can we apply?
You can apply in the pre-incubation program.
If your idea is clearly defined, you can apply to the incubation program.
4- Our team has two ideas. Can we submit two applications?
It is preferable to submit one single idea per program. Choose the one that you think is the most promising and that best meets the program's eligibility criteria.
5- Can we apply if we are located outside of Tunisia?
No, you are required to be on site in Tunis during the months of the incubation or pre-incubation program.
6- Do we have to speak French or English to be able to participate in the program?
Training will be provided by Tunisian experts in French.
To better benefit from the program it is preferable that you, at least, speak English . It is possible that coaches, mentors or speakers may use English.
7-Is my age a disqualifying factor in your selection process?
There are no age restrictions.
However, parental permission will be required for minors selected.
8-Will my application information be shared or made public?
No. We treat your application data as confidential information that we do not disclose.
9-Is there an application fee?
No. BIATLABS is a non-profit incubator that offers services to entrepreneurs free of charge and without equity.
How can I be certain that my application was successfully submitted?
When you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email.
How many teams will be able to participate in the program?
The selection committee will select a maximum of 30 ideas. The final number will depend on the quality of the applications.
How much time does the pre-incubation program last?
The accompaniment lasts 3 months.
How much time does the incubation program last?
The accompaniment lasts 6 months.
What is the commitment required of the founder for the duration of the program?
Our programs are ``in-house`` and last from 3 to 6 months.
During these months, all coaching and training sessions are mandatory. You are required to be present approximately 3 days per week.Outside of these sessions, you are free to organize your time as you wish and we recommend that you work in the space that is made available to you.
What is the role of BIAT in the program?
BIATLABS is the if BIAT incubator.
The incubator is physically housed at BIAT's head office. The incubator will be able to put you in touch with the BIAT network and its relevant partners.
Is there any housing assistance for non-Tunis residents?
For the selected founders who will not have the possibility to be accommodated with relatives or friends in Tunis, we will do our best to find solutions on a case by case basis.
What is an investor day?
At the end of the program, we will organize an event called ``Investor Day``.
This event will be an opportunity for you to present the progress of your idea after several weeks of intensive work to a large audience including potential investors and partners.
The program includes a pitch preparation phase so that your team is ready for the ``Investor Day``.
I have another question
If you have any further questions, please send us an e-mail to: contact@BIATLABS.com.tn
We will answer you as soon as possible.