SALMA BAGHDADI is the Startup Ecosystem Director at Smart Capital, the operator of the national initiative Startup Tunisia. Salma has the responsibility to drive the Startup Ecosystem support strategy, runs a funding program for Startups and Startup support organizations. She also manages the end-to-end process of Startup Act labelling, the disruptive Tunisian legal framework. She is a Startup enthusiast and a former entrepreneur in Tunisia & France with 2 Tech startups. She developed a deep understanding of entrepreneurial ecosystem drivers and challenges throughout her various experiences in 3 different continents these last 12 years. She worked previously as a marketing and strategy consultant and as a business developer for a French private pay-TV channel focusing on cinema and sport. Salma is graduated from ESCP Europe (Paris-France).