Startup Funding in Africa
The rise of african led startups and multiple success stories on the continent has led to increasing investments in the continent. However, despite the obvious opportunities that this continent's population and resources present, African entrepreneurs still find it difficult to grow and expand their businesses. Plug and Play Morocco presents Startup Funding in Africa, a 45 minutes panel discussion featuring partners at major Africa-focused VCs such as Partech, UM6P Ventures, Launch Africa, Orange Ventures, Kepple and Seedstars. They will share their experience and debate around the major challenges and opportunities when investing in African startups.
Public Policies for Startups
Choosing the life of an entrepreneur is an exciting but frightening step for any person who is taking a leap of faith and leaving the traditional wage employment for a startup lifestyle, one of many doubts but also many passions. In Africa, entrepreneurs are finding it more difficult to access equal educational and financial opportunities thus they join forces to build startup acts and improve the legal framework in which they evolve. In Morocco, such an act has yet to be instauared, despite the countless efforts of private and public institutions, Moroccan entrepreneurs still struggle to create, fund and expand their businesses. Plug and Play Morocco invites a panel composed of governmental representatives, a local startup accelerator, a Moroccan entrepreneur and an African policy maker to discuss the future of public policies for startups in Morocco.