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Thinking Globally in Order to Grow Locally in Morocco

September 06, 2018


A GIST Masterclass Series in partnership with [email protected] and VentureWell will be held this October in Casablanca, Morocco during Demo Africa. The masterclass will work with Moroccan entrepreneurs on how to grow their businesses locally, by thinking globally.

The one-day GIST Masterclass will take place on October 17 and will specifically support science-based startups in Casablanca. Through the masterclass, Moroccan innovators will learn during various workshops how to identify their customers, expand to new markets and make their startups attractive to investors. At the end of the masterclass, participating founders will receive a certification of completion.

The workshops will be taught by Dr. Agostinho Almeida, the COO of Ruta N, an organization that promotes economic development in Medellin, Colombia by supporting science and tech startups. Ruta N has previously managed a $20 Million USD venture capital fund in Colombia.

Registration for this GIST Masterclass Series is now closed.

Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations, or [email protected], seeks to mobilize the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions. [email protected] encourages these organizations to enhance Africa’s innovation ecosystem and spur entrepreneurship.

Demo Africa is a two-day convening of leading startups, investors and experts from across Africa. The two day event provides many venture-creation support activities to African entrepreneurs, including boot camps and workshops, such as GIST Masterclass Morocco.

VentureWell is a nonprofit organization that supports the creation of new ventures from an emerging generation of science and technology founders. VentureWell does this by supporting the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to the success of these founders.


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