The EU-Moroccan entrepreneurial ecosystem in the cooperation spotlight
The FNF Morocco office brought together experts and entrepreneurs from Europe and Morocco under the motto „Reshape Entrepreneurship”, last week in Rabat. The FNF Madrid office had the opportunity to participate in this initiative with a delegation composed by Ana Pérez García, Entrepreneur. CEO Kerionics, CEO-Founder ForestChain, Cofounder CanardDrones; Esther Molina, Journalist specialized in Innovation, Startups and Technology & Co-Founder and CEO of the PR agency WILDCom and Female Startup Leaders; Claudia Dakhil Carcovich, founder of Meet & Map, international community builder in representation of Institute for Futures by Valkiria and Odilia Abreu, Senior Project Manager Mediterranean Dialogue.
In the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue, the delegation of the FNF Madrid office had the opportunity to contribute in a two-day program, which aimed to analyse the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe and Morocco, to exchange experiences and best practices, to deepen its links as well as to explore potential perspectives of cooperation. The two-day program included a wide array of activities, from roundtables, conferences to meetings with local partners from the economic and entrepreneurial fields: Enactus, Forsa, Dare space, Happy Smala, among others.
Furthermore, the exchange between European and Moroccan entrepreneurs was enhanced through workshops and mentoring sessions on female entrepreneurship, eco- tourism, tech startups and green innovation. The entrepreneurs from both shores of the Mediterranean were able to develop a map of the European and Moroccan entrepreneurial ecosystem, while creating an opportunity for joint reflection and mutual understanding of the field’s opportunities and challenges.
The Reshaping Entrepreneurship program ended up with the Closing and Awards ceremony of the IBDA3 Lab, a project initiated by the FNF Morocco office in partnership with Foundation Orient Occident, aimed to encourage social innovation among youth in the fields of citizenship and entrepreneurship. During the Awards ceremony, 11 entrepreneurs had the opportunity to present their initiatives and highlight the vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in Morocco.