Mobility, Training and Entrepreneurship

EMERGING Mediterranean

A new generation of leaders in tech for good for the Mediterranean region.
Category :

Mobility, Training and Entrepreneurship

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Casablanca, Maroc et Marseille, France
Beginning : 2020
Partners :

The Startup Factory (Morocco), the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, Expertise France (Tunisia and Libya), the Algerian Confederation of Citizen Employers, Connect’Innov (Tunisia), the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the Mauritanian incubator Hadina RimTIC as well as Technopark (Morocco).

Project Leader :

EMERGING Valley

Total cost of the project 500 000 €

Project description

EMERGING Mediterranean is the acceleration program of EMERGING Valley in the Mediterranean region. The program was created to identify, accelerate and raise awareness about digital Tech For Good gems in the Mediterranean, enhance their impact, highlight their success models and, ultimately, help make their societies more resilient.

EMERGING Mediterranean will showcase entrepreneurs from northern Africa who develop positive solutions and strengthen their societies with their commitment to e-Health, territorial resilience, agritech, climate, mobility and social and financial inclusion.

Another strong component of the program is the hot topic of women entrepreneurship.

30 startups will integrate The Bootcamp of the 2 Shores of November, live from Casablanca, before the EMERGING Mediterranean digital conference of December, where 10 of them will deliver their final Pitch @Velodrome Stadium-Marseille! The 5 Laureates will benefit from a package combining financial support (€7,000 Grant), personalized training through their integration to the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC), visibility and business opportunities!

We want to underpin the efforts of the Mediterranean champions of tomorrow to inspire future generations while strengthening Afro-European bonds and collaboration, Samir Abdelkrim, EMERGING Valley and StartupBRICS founder

Objectives

  • QUANTITATIVE : 30 trained startups and 5 EMERGING Mediterranean Laureates for this 1 st pilot phase. 2 Highlights in between the Two Shores of the Mediterranean : The Bootcamp of the 2 Shores at Casablanca, followed by the EMERGING Mediterranean Digital Conference live from the Velodrome Stadium of Marseille.
  • ADVOCACY : EMERGING Mediterranean becomes the Do Tank of the Tech For Good in the Mediterranean and promotes advocacy based on actions and exchanges. Throughout the program, a visibility and notoriety push for the benefit of the winners: interviews with the startups, publication and broadcasting of notes and studies on the Tech For Good.

Mediterranean ambition

The ambition of the Program is to convert the Mediterranean into the positive innovation & Tech For Good Lab. Targeted countries are Mediterranean and actions of the program are successively taking place on the two shores of the Mediterranean. EMERGING Mediterranean has built a strong network of local stakeholders who are committed to positive innovation, including The Startup Factory (Morocco), the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, Expertise France (Tunisia and Libya), the Algerian Confederation of Citizen Employers, Connect’Innov (Tunisia), the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the Mauritanian incubator Hadina RimTIC as well as Technopark (Morocco). Targeted thematic are hot topics of the Mediterranean societies.

Countries Involved : 5+5 Countries. For the initial pilot phase, the project focuses on the southern shore, being : Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia.

Project life

Key Figures
7000€

Grant for 5 laureates

+10

Local partners and institutions supporting the program

Key Dates
27-28-29 novembre 2020

Bootcamp of the 2 Shores (digital format organized from Casablanca) as the end of which a final Pitch will enable the selection of two (2) finalists per country;

Début 2021

The 5 laureates integrate the Social & Inclusive Business Camp program

Project Leader

EMERGING Valley, StartupBRICS, Agence française de Développement (AFD), Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (MEAE) and the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC).

International organizations participating in this project

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