A startup competition in Morocco builds on the country’s burgeoning startup scene:
This year’s Startup Maroc Championship had a diverse group of startups, ranging from a surf gear brand to a renewably-powered fridge maker.
“We wanted to create Morocco’s biggest startups event,” said Naoufal Chama, president of Startup Maroc. “We wanted an event for startups, where mentors, jury members, and speakers are all startup founders, and where founders could help each other and collaborate.”
Organized at Casablanca’s Technopark on October 23-25, the Startup Maroc Championship is a celebration and showcase for the potential of Moroccan entrepreneurs, and to offer them mentorship and networking opportunities.
About 60 startups received mentorship from 50 mentors during a private day of preparation. They then competed during the weekend in one of the three sector-focused competitions and four growth-stage-focused competitions…[FULL STORY]