Two Moroccan startups, finalists of ClimateLaunchpad Morocco, were selected, during the African regional finals organized in Mozambique, to participate in the grand global final, scheduled for the end of October in the Netherlands.
After deliberation, the juries announced the winners, including the two Moroccan startups ATAREC with its “Wave Beat” solution and Entomonutris. The two startups have thus won their tickets for the “Global Grand Finals” which will be held from October 27 to 29 in the Netherlands, ClimateLaunchpad Morocco announced in a press release sent to MAP.
Following this dedication, Oussama Nour from ATAREC declared: “Our experience with ClimateLaunchPad has been unique and enriching. It has enabled us to gain maturity in the face of internationally renowned specialists ”.
He explained that the “WAVE BEAT” project has evolved thanks to the enthusiasm of the organizing team and energetic coaches. “We felt full support from these people who believe in what they are doing to contribute to the development of green and responsible entrepreneurship in the face of the challenges of climate change,” he said.
For his part, Patrick Lhomme, co-founder with Fatima Essalhi, of Entomonutris said he was very happy to reach the international final of the climatelaunchpad competition. “Beyond this victory, it is above all a recognition of the importance of our business idea as a response to ecological issues and an exceptional opportunity to make Entomonutris known and to represent Morocco at the international level”, a- he argued.
The two startups have now made their way towards more international visibility and more funding opportunities and are closer to the realization of their dream.
For the participants, it was a big surprise, but for ClimateLaunchpad Maroc, it was even a bigger surprise to discover the high quality of all the startups that participated in the whole program in Morocco.
For its first edition, ClimateLaunchpad Morocco has so far proven to be very effective in selecting the best profiles. He organized a series of follow-up sessions and an exceptional boot camp which helped the candidates to be very competitive.
Ahmed Larouz, head of ClimateLaunchpad Morocco said: “We are not here to simply manage a program and leave. We came to Morocco to help build the ecosystem of clean tech entrepreneurship that will face the challenges of climate change with the heroes of green business and clean tech.
For his part, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Morocco, Jeroen Roodenburg, indicated that “climate change is a major challenge that concerns us all. With this initiative we want to support the ingenuity and creativity of young Moroccan project leaders to find adequate solutions and thus help preserve our planet ”.
ClimateLaunchpad Maroc aims to fight against climate change by supporting the ideas and green solutions of startups and green tech and cleantech companies.