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Emerging Mediterranean seeks Mediterranean start-ups to participate in its 2022 programme


Written by Frédéric Dubessy on Tuesday, April 12th 2022 à 11:25 | Read 329 times


Emerging Mediterranean is launching a new call for applications for the third cycle of this acceleration programme aimed at entrepreneurs with high social and environmental impacts from the southern shore of the Mediterranean.


MEDITERRANEAN. Emerging Mediterranean announces, on Monday 11 April 2022, a new call for applications for its third cycle.
Launched in 2020, this acceleration programme is aimed at entrepreneurs with high social and environmental impacts from the southern shore of the Mediterranean. Eligible are those established in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya and working on the themes of e-health, agritech, mobility, edutech, environment, social and solidarity economy or female entrepreneurship.

Samir Abdelkrim, founder of Emerging Valley in 2017, then of its Emerging Mediterranean branch, has designed three new features for this 2022 edition. Firstly, the creation of a special Women's Entrepreneurship Prize. "This prize will be awarded to a project leader - a woman or a man - who has demonstrated a particularly strong commitment to Mediterranean women or to female entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean," explains Julie Lanckriet-Goerig, Director of Operations at Emerging Mediterranean. Secondly, this year and for the first time, the Two Shores Bootcamp will take place in Tunis from 24 to 26 June 2022 in the premises and with the support of the Tunisian incubator The Dot. Finally, "even greater emphasis will be placed on the technical support of the nuggets, with even more mentoring and individual coaching provided by experts, for a real tailor-made support for our future digital champions," says Samir Abdelkrim, who has already crowned ten Emerging Mediterranean winners.

Samir Abdelkrim, founder of Emerging Valley and Emerging Mediterranean, proposes three new features for this edition (photo: F.Dubessy)
Samir Abdelkrim, founder of Emerging Valley and Emerging Mediterranean, proposes three new features for this edition (photo: F.Dubessy)

A €5,000 grant for the winners

The call for applications will close on 15 May 2022. Thirty start-ups will be selected to go to Tunis to the Two Shores Bootcamp where they will follow three days of intensive coaching with mentors. At the end of this intense time, twelve of them, two per country, plus two companies from the "Female Entrepreneurship" course, will be selected. In July 2022, they will take part in a pitch in front of a jury to try to become the winner.

This title will enable them to benefit from "personalised technical support via individual mentoring sessions, which will be significantly reinforced this year, a visibility push and media support, and integration into the Social & Inclusive Business Camp programme, a full pass to the Emerging Valley Summit on 22 November 2022, as well as a €5,000 grant and the benefit of ongoing advocacy for Tech For Good embodied by Emerging Mediterranean through its ongoing "Do-Tank" strategy", say the programme organisers.

In 2021, Emerging Mediterranean honoured five start-ups: Neolli (Morocco), Al Diagnosis Vision (Tunisia), Mehan Houra (Algeria), Neotic (Mauritania), Dawrrat (Libya).

Emerging Mediterranean is part of the initiatives labelled Sommet des deux rives (Marseille, June 2019), supported by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.



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