On the final day of the Ampion Venture Bus in Morocco, participants showcased their innovative ideas of how to improve life in Morocco which they have been working hard on during the past 7 days. The final event was hosted by Global Shapers at the Shape Africa 2015 Conference where participants got a chance to present their businesses to investors, and also network with potential partners. The teams of the Venture Bus developed 7 innovative solutions in fields of green technology, education, and security.
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The jury who judged these solutions and the pitch presentations consisted of representatives from Global Shapers, GIZ, Digimind Morocco, StartUp Morocco, Avaliance, Maroc Entrepreneurs, DG chez ADEREE, Start-up System Tunisie, and more. They chose the first 3 teams with the best solutions according to criteria such as creativity, business model, innovation, presentation style, suitability to Moroccan market, scalability, etc.. 3rd place was taken by a team El-Robat, the 2nd place was given to M’Sroufy (Pocket Money) team and the Securella team with their security solution ended up on the 1st place. Everybody celebrated the results in the restaurant on a boat with a deserved party at the end. The entire trip and all its logistics were organized by a travel agency Alyssa Event.
Even though the Ampion Venture Bus in Morocco was over, many teams received contacts and some of them already established partnerships with local companies and will continue with their businesses. Moreover, all the startups which were and will be created thanks to the Venture Bus have a chance to apply for a seed funding from Ampion in 3 month time after the bus. Thus, the journey from Agadir to Rabat was just a beginning of a bigger journey for the participants of the Ampion Venture Bus in Morocco.