This change in identity is a key element in the development of Impact Lab, the first accelerator of Moroccan startups committed to the innovation ecosystem in Morocco since 2014. After three years of fruitful partnership with the NUMA network of accelerators and innovation programs, Impact Lab announces its commitment to becoming a key player in innovation in North Africa and West Africa.
“Our major Moroccan and international business partners are increasingly becoming part of regional innovation dynamics and are looking for entrepreneurial talent, wherever they are in Africa, to help them build new solutions for their business. their problems. Says Salma Kabbadzh, co-founder and CEO of Impact Lab.
The first step, Abidjan, with the program Fintech Challenge, carried out in partnership with the group Banque Populaire. Through this program, Impact Lab will support African start-ups in deploying their solutions within the Group in Casablanca and its subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Our regional expansion will allow us to open up new growth opportunities for beginners, which we support, by facilitating access to large companies in the region and connecting them to our network of partners in different ecosystems. This will make them even more attractive to international investors, ”adds Leith Zniber, co-founder and development director of Impact Lab.
Impact Lab is currently completing negotiations on the start of the next steps after Abidjan, scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
“We are very pleased that they accompanied the development of the Impact Lab in Casablanca. The work done over the past three years to raise the awareness of the Moroccan ecosystem about the problems of innovation has been remarkable, and we are convinced that it will continue to bear fruit in other parts of Africa. Impact Lab will continue to be the preferred NUMA partner in the region. Says Hlou Tuot, international director of NUMA.
As part of its regional expansion, Impact Lab also receives financial support from the Dutch public-private fund management company Triple Jump, which supports high-impact projects in emerging markets.
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