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Dr. Houda Ghozzi holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from University Paris Dauphine. She has fifteen years’ experience in academic teaching and research. She held several teaching positions. Houda is the founder of Open Start-up international, an NGO fostering youth entrepreneurship in the MEA region. OST operates in Tunisia and Morocco and extending to Jordan and Senegal and contributes in strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystems. Houda is also a consultant for several Tunisian and international companies as well as governmental institutions, with a focus on the development of high impact programs aiming to foster youth entrepreneurial potential and employability. She is also committed to civil society work in financial inclusion as an administrative board member of the Tunisian Authority of Microfinance Control (ACM) since 2012 and member of the steering committee of the Microfinance Observatory from 2014 to 2017. She has also been involved in developing the startup act - the Tunisian legal framework adopted by the government in April 2018.
Zornitsa Baeva is a creative, talented and passionate Bulgarian product designer. With her sharp analytical problem-solving approach, she succeeded to create innovative products that resonate with the market needs. Driven by her inner sense, she deeply believes that ‘the product you create has to be a combination of authenticity, quality, simplicity and timeless design’ because everything that is trendy now, won’t be tomorrow. Baeva’s inspiration by the Italian culture was instrumental in developing her professional experience and career. Landing her dream job, she worked on multiple projects for prominent Italian brands where she succeeded through her impressive touch to have her product selected at PIAGGIO-VESPA, the worldwide leaders in motorcycles. As a method for improving the connections between people and the products they use, she contributed as well in developing an innovative kitchen robot for a leading cookware company. Fascinated with how an attractive outlook plays a vital role in the life of people, she decided to go on her own to create ‘ZOE’ - The Clothing Brand which constitutes a real projection of her genuine character and a typical representation of her roots, artistic talent and entrepreneurial skills. Zornitsa holds a BA in Architecture and Interior Design from the New Bulgarian University, and a Master Degree of Product Design Marketing and Management from the Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan and she speaks four languages.
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