Morocco to honor the brightest minds of its entrepreneurial ecosystem with Karim Jazouani prize | Wamda

Morocco’s entrepreneur success stories are starting to mount, with more help on the way:

Karim Jazouani, the web and startup ambassador of Morocco, would be proud. Since he passed away more than two years ago, the startup scene went from a concept to reality.

This year, for the third time, Wamda will recognize those who’ve wrought this change with the Karim Jazouani Prize for Entrepreneurship Advocates. This prize will recognize those whose work on behalf of the startup community has pushed Morocco to start seeing and supporting its entrepreneurs.

Moroccan media, such as Media24, LesEcos, L’economiste, Atlantic Radio and others are starting to pay attention to innovation and startups.

The government too is paying attention. After spending a fortune to host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), rumor has it they preparing to do more. The hope is that it’s more than mere words, that the allocated government funding helps startups in concrete ways, and that it has a bigger impact than GES[full story]

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