By Lameese Madi
Rabat – Moroccan startups will soon have the chance to compete on the world stage.
The SeedStars World Competition will come to Casablanca on July 6, 2018. They will host 10 of the best startups, who will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors. Featured on Forbes and Le Monde, SeedStars World is part of the Swiss SeedStars group.
SeedStars World is a competition that covers over 65 emerging markets globally. This will be the fourth year in a row the event is hosted in Morocco.
The 10 startups will be competing for a ticket to Switzerland, where they will compete on the global stage for USD 1 million in investments. The startups must have been launched at least two years before the competition and have a maximum of USD 500,000 in investments. They must also be able to present a durable product.
The startups will have to present in English or find a translator in order to pitch their ideas to the panel. The startups will have five minutes to present their ideas and plan and then five minutes to answer questions from the panel.
SeedStars will host more than 80 local competitions, like the Casablanca event, to then go on to represent their country at a summit in Switzerland in April 2019. This year, SeedStars will be hosted in La Factory at the Casablanca Technopark.