CEO & Founder @ Yourun Ltd, and Founder @ DigitalMania SA
Walid is a big fan of new technology and a self-admitted geek, he graduated on July 2008 from ESPRIT-Tunisia as an IT Engineer. Pioneer in Tunisia and MEA region in the video games industry, he also dedicates some of his time to entrepreneurship NGOs, as he believes in empowering people and giving them the right tools to be productive and successful.
In 2004, at the age of 20, Walid co-founded his first startup Tunisiagames that organized the “Electronic Sports Tunisian Cup” from 2005 to 2009. He was also a member of the organization board of the “Electronic Sports World Cup – ESWC” in Paris 2005 to 2007 and in California in 2008.
In 2011, he launched the first video game studio in Tunisia: DigitalMania. Walid is now leading DigitalMania’s team composed by 25+ people and manages the production process. After 8 years, DigitalMania just celebrated the release of its 128th game.
In 2015, as co-director of the Founder Institute in Tunisia, Walid started helping other entrepreneurs setting up their startups and raising funds.
In 2018, Walid launched Yourun in Malta, an independent video game studio that aims to create a hyper-interactive entertainment system based on interactions between video games, animated series, and esports tournaments. Warshmallows(c) aims to be the next massive franchise in the e-entertainment scene.
Malta Enterprise is Malta’s economic development agency. It runs numerous schemes and incentives aimed at assisting ventures to grow and internationalise their operations. In this session, three Malta Enterprise beneficiaries share their experience of getting support.