Impressions of Morocco

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I spent 10 days in Morocco (Marrakech and Fes) over Christmas and New Year’s. Morocco is known for their carpets. Morocco is a Muslim country, so there’s no alcohol served in most restaurants and you don’t see people drinking. (It

Penny Pritzker on Immigration: 'It's a Moral Issue'

Inc Startups

The Secretary of Commerce broke away from her busy schedule at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco to talk about immigration reform, and how businesses can be agents for change

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Not Sure Where to Travel to? 7 Things you Need to Visit in This Country

Inc Startups

Try visiting Morocco Looking for a travel destination that will exceed your expectations?

Emerging Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: GIST Net Launches

Gust

This public-private partnership is part of the State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative to increase innovation around the world, and was launched today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco. Today, Gust is proud to join the U.S. Department of State and several other private sector partners to launch The GIST Network (GIST Net), an interactive online network connecting science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies.

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Writing From the Road – Make Sure You Do This!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This can allow you to work from home, the coffee shop, or your hotel room in Morocco. One of the best things about building a business that lives online is the freedom it offers, right? I know some of you bloggers know this.

All Employees Deserve Paid Sabbaticals

Inc Startups

Bolivia, Morocco, Vietnam, and many other exotic locations worldwide, have taught me valuable business lessons. I've learned so much from my own wanderlust that I decided to pass it on to my employees: Everyone gets a free one-month trip every five years. Here's why.

Sprint Like An Egyptian: A Tech Entrepreneurship Revolution in Alexandria

Gust

Arab countries, stretching from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, have a combined population of about 350 million, with combined GDP equal to nearly 40% of China’s.).

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 27: Brandon Bruce and Jack Sundell

Steve Blank

Stationed in Morocco he taught English and organized activities at an after school youth center. When your customers are grabbing your Minimal Viable Product out of your hands, it’s time to launch the product. The latest guests on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere explained why.

4 Ideas for a Quirky Company Culture

Inc Startups

Jonny Miller, founder of Maptia and a TechStars alum, reports that he actually moved his whole team to a beachside house in Morocco. Want to attract the best talent? You''ll need an awesome company culture. Here are a few quirky ideas on how to build one.

11 Social Entrepreneurs. A Ship. 13 Countries. 100 Days

Inc Startups

I wrote this dispatch last month somewhere off the coast of Gambia, between stops in Accra, Ghana, and Casablanca, Morocco. Serial entrepreneur and mentor Jeff Hoffman writes about his experience aboard the floating accelerator Unreasonable at Sea.

EU Council Quietly Adopts ACTA, In An Agricultural And Fisheries Meeting

ArcticStartup

Techdirt has brought to our attention an interesting turn of events in adopting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, also known as ACTA. EU Council has adopts ACTA and will thus pass it for vote in the European Parliament.

How Digital Startups Will Develop the World

Inc Startups

Morocco’s Maroc Numeric Fund , for example, focuses on providing first-round capital to Internet startups. Local entrepreneurs are driving Internet growth in emerging markets, and that''s a good thing. Here''s how policy makers and telecom operators can help.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica

crowdSPRING Blog

They are currently working in Morocco and Malawi, but hope to expand to all 54 African nations. The stress of the holidays and debauchery of the New Year has faded away and, for a lot of us, this means we try to get serious about things we want to change in our lives.

Should You Travel Abroad With Your Startup?

Inc Startups

and hasn''t hired locally or had to engage with bureaucracy in Morocco," writer Aline Mayard notes, and the founders planned to leave the country once they reached a stage where they were ready to fundraise.

Time to Go

Tony Wright dot com

Late Spring/early summer 2013 – Morocco / Southern Spain. Late in May, my wife and I will be leaving home with nothing but 2 carry-on bags to travel the world for an indefinite period of time.

Arab Spring. for High-Tech Teens?

Inc Startups

embassies will recruit, screen, and select the youth participants in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen for the TechGirls program. A U.S. government-backed plan to spread the Silicon Valley vibe east--25 Arabic-speaking girls at a time.

Rise of Startup Nation

Mark Birch

Anyone with a dream and a decent Internet connection can build amazing web and mobile applications now whether it is Michigan, Mexico, Morocco, Malaysia or Mozambique. There is a lot of fear and loathing in Investorville these days.

Aspen Institute Maghreb Investor Delegation, next week in NY and CA

David Teten

The group is about 22 people; managing directors, partners and COO’s of major investments firms in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Tunisia. Localisation du Maghreb (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), a public-private partnership housed at the Aspen Institute, is organizing a Venture Capital, Private Equity and Angel Investor Delegation from the Maghreb.

Harnessing the Arab Startup Revolution

Inc Startups

Of the countless “aha” moments I have had while studying entrepreneurship in the Arab world, few impressed me more than the first mobile-spectrum auction in Morocco in 1998. Digital entrepreneurship is transforming the Middle East.

While South Korea Named As Top Tech Market, Nordics Remain The Land Of Promise For Startups

ArcticStartup

The growth is dynamic alongside Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Russia, which again hints that developing markets are adapting technology more rapidly.

Check-Ins are Coupons. Game Mechanics are Bullshit. Show Me The.

500 Hats

" Dinosaurs of car salesmen Posted by: Steve | Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 09:23 PM Currently spending the weekend in morocco, and these guys could care less about LBS. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure.