Want to build a cool start-up? Move to Morocco [The Telegraph]
The story of a startup that moved its operations from Seattle to Morocco:
Leaving university life and the quaint cobbled streets of Durham behind, I have been on a trans-continental quest to build my new start-up, Maptia.
1,000 days, four continents, and many (mis)adventures later, my co-founders Dean Fischer, Dorothy Sanders and I have now launched a growing global storytelling platform, where photographers and writers share remarkable stories from all over the planet, stories aimed at inspiring us to make the most of our time on Earth, and to appreciate the diverse cultures and environments around us.
This is the story of our 10-month relocation from the buzzing startup hub of Seattle to Taghazout – a small village on the coast of Morocco, where surfers and fishermen rub shoulders with nomadic entrepreneurs – and why, in retrospect, it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made…[Full Story]