Entrepreneurship Weekend Awards 33 business ideas over 150KDHS

04.26.2022

Four Moroccan companies awarded over 150 KHDS to entrepreneurs who created 33 business ideas and participated in AUI’s first “Speed Mentoring” during AUI’s Entrepreneurship Weekend.

 

Over 80 students -- freshmen to graduates -- created new businesses ranging from digital medical inclusion to language processing software to e-wallet innovations. The mentors were successful entrepreneurs in Morocco and digital experts who provided advice, mentoring and awards of networking, connecting, and expense payments for continuing the projects to prototyping and MVP (minimum viable product) stages.

 

The Awards were:

Four Awards of Technical Training by Maroc Numeric Cluster to Create a Prototype to

This sponsorship is a value of 35000 dirhams to each team, a total value of 140,000 DHS

 

ALL 33 TEAMS won an exclusive Collaborating Club Membership supported by AUI, Maroc Numeric Cluster, Dachser Logistics, Devoteam Africa and African Business School. This will include digital sessions to set up administrative paperwork, websites, access to mentoring and to collaborating among groups.

 

The Entrepreneurship Weekend was created by the Office of Employability and Entrepreneurship alongside the Student-Led Incubator Startup Olympus to provide Inspiration, Mentorship, and Funding/Award projects to encourage and equip students to continue with entrepreneurial ventures while at AUI and beyond. The expert mentors onsite for the weekend were:

Touria Benlafqih, Amine Berrada – Alumni, M’Hamed Chraibi – Alumni, Karim Debbar – Alumni, Sanae El Ouali - Alumni

David Hayes, Nicolas Klotz, Tayeb Sbihi – Alumni, Sanaa Tazi – Alumni.