IBDA3 LAB Platform Showcases Innovative Moroccan Startups

The third edition of the IBDA3 LAB platform, an initiative by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, concluded on November 8. This platform serves as a creative space for emerging Moroccan startups across various fields, including technology, food production, cosmetics, and agriculture.

Yasmine Alaoui Sosse, Community Relations Manager at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, expressed her excitement during the closing ceremony, highlighting the participation of thirteen projects with innovative ideas. According to her, the event was a chance for these entrepreneurs to present their ideas in front of investors, entrepreneurs, and business angels.

Participants of the IBDA3 LAB platform underwent extensive training and personalized coaching, totaling 120 and 165 hours, respectively. This preparation culminated in a closing ceremony where they pitched their visions to a panel of distinguished judges.

Among the notable projects was 3WINATI, co-founded by Lina Hammoumi, aimed at aiding the visually impaired by translating texts into Braille. This project aspires to make Morocco’s digitalization movement more inclusive.

Another innovative venture, DigiBlood, co-founded by El Ghali Ouali Alami, focuses on digitizing the blood donation process in Morocco. The platform’s objective is to foster a stronger culture of blood donation in the country, offering a system where Moroccans can learn about blood donation and book appointments at nearby transfusion centers.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, active in Morocco since 1969, has been instrumental in supporting the development of civil society associations and organizations. They work towards promoting democracy, the rule of law, and freedom-related topics in Morocco. FFN Maroc’s approach is to advise, inspire, and empower citizens to take leadership roles, shaping a future grounded in freedom.

This year’s IBDA3 LAB platform not only celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of young Moroccans but also demonstrated the country’s potential in innovation and technology. The event highlighted the diverse talents and creative solutions addressing community needs and showcasing Moroccan heritage, signaling a bright future for the nation’s startup ecosystem.

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