Emerging World Offers Opportunity for US Venture Capitalists [Wall Street Journal]

More good news from US officials at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco: U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is considering launching a new breed of trade mission focused on bringing American capital to developing markets. On the sidelines of last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, Secretary Pritzker told WSJ Frontiers that she is considering creating “some sort of capital trade mission” aimed at bringing American venture capitalists and ...

Casablanca financial centre plans arbitration body to grow in region [Reuters]

Morocco’s Casablanca Finance City is expanding to include arbitration services for international business, modeled after Dubai: Casablanca’s international financial centre will launch a business arbitration body this week in an effort to expand its footprint in the region, an official involved with the project said. “In the past, African companies might go to Paris, Brussels or Geneva to resolve their business disputes,” said Said Ibrahimi, chief executive of the Moroccan ...

Morocco’s Startups At The Crossroads [Forbes]

Moroccans are natural entrepreneurs, well-placed to take advantage of their place at a global crossroads: A few weeks ago, I was a keynote speaker in Casablanca, Morocco at the Global Annual Conference of CEED, a organization that assists entrepreneurs in several emerging markets. There I met countless inspiring people, mostly from Morocco but also from nearby places. I could virtually taste the electricity in the air. Entrepreneurs and other businesspeople were ...

US hails Morocco’s encouragement of women entrepreneurs [Business Standard]

Morocco praised by US official for its work to encourage women entrepreneurs: US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has hailed the leadership of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in encouraging entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs, noting that the North African country’s achievements in this area are “truly fantastic”. Speaking Wednesday on the sidelines of the 5th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), being held in Marrakech Nov 19-21, Pritzker said she ...

King: Morocco “proud” that GES summit is held for 1st time in Africa [Maghreb Arab Press]

Morocco is proud to be the first African host of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit: HM King Mohammed VI stressed on Thursday that Morocco is proud that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is held for the first time in the African continent. “We are proud that this Summit, which was launched in 2009 by President Barack Obama, is being held for the first time on African soil, thereby confirming the calling ...
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