Good news for Moroccan tech startups. The American giant Google has announced an expansion of its startup accelerator program to include technology startups from countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Morocco.
The American technologie giant is coming to the rescue of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). We learn, in fact, that “Google will select 10 to 15 start-ups from the region to offer them three months of virtual training and mentoring, this from January 2021”. Likewise, these startups will also have access to the American tech giant’s acceleration programs.
“This for start-ups for under-represented groups such as start-ups founded by women or by blacks, as well as for geographic regions around the world. The final deadline for submitting applications from start-ups is set for December 31, 2020,” says Google.
“The eligibility conditions are: to be a start-up based in the Middle East and North Africa, and to have already raised start-up funds. Applications from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Palestine, United Arab Emirates and Yemen will be accepted”, adds the American group.
It should be noted that in addition to mentoring and technical support to projects, the accelerator also includes in-depth dives as well as workshops that focus on machine learning, product design, customer acquisition and also on leadership development.