Moez Lachneb holds an MSc in biomedical engineering as well as an MSc in innovation management and company optimisation. He is a researcher and project manager in embedded health solutions.
The goal of Next Gen Corp is to create innovative solutions targeting health problems, e.g. the creation of medical applications and tools for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes. Next Gen Corp has the first R&D laboratory in Tunisia specialising in rapid prototyping in the health sector.
What is your favorite part of being an entrepreneur?
Moez: What I like most of being an entrepreneur is that I am always exposed to new challenges. Actually, I like to challenge myself and find solutions to the problems that I encounter in my business. My work as an entrepreneur allows me to break up with the daily routine and monotony of conventional jobs. Besides, I work with a wonderful team and I learn a lot from their critique, fruitful contribution and craziness sometimes. I think I would not find such a team elsewhere.
How do you generate new ideas?
M: I tend to observe the macro-economic reality of the Tunisian society. I have a critical spirit and this allows me to think of innovative solutions to the problems that we face on a daily basis. I also brainstorm a lot with my team. We have weekly brainstorming sessions and everyone contributes and comes up with new ideas. I believe in the importance of teamwork and collective intelligence in generating new and innovative ideas.
How do you define success?
M: Success is when you are able to do what you like and to enable others to do the same. Here in Tunisia, most of the graduate young people do not necessarily have the job they like. As an entrepreneur, I feel lucky because I am doing what I have always dreamt of and I am offering this opportunity to my team.
What have been some of your failures and what have you learned from them?
M: Well, so far my biggest failure was an academic one. I had to repeat my first year at university because I was demotivated with the teachers and the administration. I just preferred not to attend the courses. When I did not pass, I realized that I let external factors interfere negatively in my life. Afterwards, I learned self-motivation and determination to achieve my goals even when surrounded with a hostile environment. I then passed every year with distinction.
What super power do you dream of having?
M: I want to have the power of cleaning the polluted areas with just one gesture. Pollution is a serious problem and we are starting to feel its repercussions here in Tunisia.
09:30 am | Hello Moez!
Today I will spend the day with enpact fellow Moez Lachneb. Moez is the founder of Next Gen Corp, a start-up specialized in the creation of medical applications for people diagnosed with diseases such as diabetics and Alzheimer.
10 am | Work on progress
Next Gen Corp team members are working on different projects: Maryem is part of the R&D Laboratory whereas Ahmed is the web developer of Next Gen Corp.
12 pm | Mobile development team
Abdelaziz and Ahmed are working on new mobile applications for dyslexic and autistic children.
2:30 pm | Next Gen Corp R&D Laboratory
Faten shows me a new prototype under development. It is a non-invasive glucose monitor. Next Gen Corp has the first R&D laboratory in Tunisia specialized in rapid prototyping.
4 pm | Founders’ meeting
Moez and his co-founder Ahmed are having a meeting about the new marketing strategy. With its new applications and prototypes, Next Gen Corp is rapidly growing.
5:30 pm | Next Gen Corp mottos!
Thank you Moez and your team for the great time I spent with you!