At the age of 18, Ayhem Ghanmi becomes the first high school student to secure the Startup Act label from the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies.
Ayhem started programming at the age of 15. And because everyone should have an idol who inspires them and pushes them forward, Elon Musk is Ayhem’s.
He had always been interested in Silicon Valley and the world of entrepreneurship, where the best success stories are forged. This is how the passion for hackathons grew in the mind of our young entrepreneur.
Ayhem started organizing tech events and mini-hackathons at his high school back in 2017. He got selected to be the Ambassador of a Silicon Valley-based startup in Tunisia. Main mission was to found a local community of talented young Tunisians, passionate about IT and the digital world. Eventually, the idea of a Tunisian startup that organizes Hackathons was born.
CEO at the Age of 18
Thanks to his Startup, HackUp, at the age of 18, Ayhem becomes the first high school student to secure the Startup Act label from the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies.
The Startup founded by Ayhem, HackUp, is a great addition to the startup ecosystem in Tunisia. Not only it is successful because of the market need and its fast adoption but also the potential for scale-up. Since the HackUp platform is digital and automated, it can scale up quickly and be used worldwide.
Along with his co-founder, Mohamed Aziz Najjar, Aymen founded his own Startup, HackUp. It is a Startup that reshapes the way developers and companies find each other through intelligent matching.
The idea is to help companies hire the best possible programmers for their needs, based on their skills. A smart validation process via technical assessment tests is used to challenge the candidates and to reveal their real technical levels.
What HackUp is Here For
Companies face the challenge of finding talented programmers. Programmers themselves deal with the problem to find companies that fit their technical expectations and goals. HackUp was launched with the aim to solve these problems and match highly qualified developers and companies in a way to increase potential hires.
HackUp does also organize Hackathon events, a hackathon is usually a day long coding competition where programmers, designers, etc. come together to build and design something cool.
Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that the current HackUp team has been working closely over the past period, and it has the most exceptional bond and passion for maintaining something impactful.
The hard work, motivation, and dedication of the team made the Startup already successful, yet they see this as just the beginning of a greater story.
Team members: Youssef Yeddes, Yasmin Kacem, Mohamed Chiboub, Aymen Rezgui, Dorra Youssef.
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