Casablanca Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups in Morocco to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town.

Challenge is closed


This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Casablanca, Morocco : Entries have been closed



We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Morocco to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 15 and 16. The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization. You already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from an international exposure? Come and apply!

PRE-SELECTION EVENT in Casablanca: July 4th
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 26th - midnight



pre-selection pitching session will take place on July 4 in Casablanca. The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the Mauritius startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present. Pitches will be streamed live in front of international investors on the Euroquity platform. 



This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome. We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology                    2. Market & customer validation                                3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary. 

About Casablanca - Morocco

Morocco’s startup ecosystem is still in its development phase but is fast approaching an inflection point to become a fast-growing tech landscape. Startup investment is making a comeback to North Africa. Morocco, along with Egypt is leading the entrepreneurial revolution in the region.



*For the five selected startups*

Meet key actors of the Moroccan startup ecosystem, investors and the AfricArena team


*For the winner*

Enter the next round of selection to be flown to pitch in Cape Town in November. 


*For the five pre-selected startups*

Pitch in front of our judges in Casablanca

Get your pitch streamed on Euroquity

Selection Criteria


Startups from Morocco only


Existing product/service, 
post-revenue, market/customer validation


Required format:

Short video: 3min max - A presentation of your startup, including traction details - You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: June 24 – 12 midnight