Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

The year Morocco’s digital economy levels up | WAMDA

New banking reforms are liberalizing online payments, setting up Morocco to “undergo a digital revolution” in the near future: Morocco’s financial landscape is evolving as the government is finally taking steps that will boost the digital economy. Until recently, several factors were holding Morocco back when it came to electronic payments: stifling legislation, monopolies, the size of the informal economy, and a closed currency. Soon most of these might be ...

A young Arab woman’s new lodging website: No money is exchanged, just ideas | PRI

A young Moroccan woman explains how her travels, including at Hampshire College in the US, inspired her entrepreneurial ideas: The first thing you notice about 22-year-old Yasmine El Baggari is her hat. When we met, she was wearing a sequined fedora from New Orleans. “I have 32 hats,” El Baggari said. “I found hats a great way to connect with people because everyone comments on your hat. It’s a story and ...

A Competition of Successful Student Initiatives for Countering Violent Extremism Previewed at State Department Showcase – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC February 9, 2016 The “Peer 2 Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism” project, launched in spring 2015, is based on the premise that empowering student “experts” in reaching their peers was a critical strategy in efforts to combat extremist propaganda. The idea was simple – create a competition in which “Teams were tasked with developing campaigns and social media strategies against extremism that were credible, authentic, and believable ...

African entrepreneurship events focus the spotlight on the continent’s startups | Wamda

Moroccan startups are increasingly taking on an African scope: [...] For Abdelkrim, the most dynamic African startups often have founders who lived abroad, who have a global vision and ambition. This is certainly the case in Morocco. Algo Consulting Group, Caciopee and PayLogic are all fast-growing Moroccan startups. They have one thing in common: they’re looking to Africa. “Morocco is a good school,” said Algo Consulting Group’s Tarik Fadli, “but ...

Bloomberg Names Morocco among 50 Most Innovative Economies in the World

Washington, DC, January 22, 2016 (MACP) — Morocco was named among the 50 most innovative economies in the world and one of just two such economies in Africa by the 2016 Bloomberg Innovation Index released this week. The Index scores economies using seven “factors including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies” as well as patent activity and manufacturing value-added, and evaluated over 200 world economies before ...
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