The Innovation Village will reflect Morocco’s and Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit and become a meeting place and a showcase for young Moroccan and African entrepreneurs with ventures from across sectors to have Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer, and Investor-to-Entrepreneur interactions, as well as to engage with the media. There will be Government led tracks which will enhance understanding of the US and the Moroccan agendas for GES and increase contacts between officials and entrepreneurs.
GIST: Presentation space for GIST (Global Innovators in Science and Technology)
Global Connects Lounge: This will be the meeting point for Moroccan and US Officials to meet together with participants and to “display” their initiatives, it will be located in the catering tent.
Media Corner: Small TV Studios for interviews.
Booths/Stands: For sponsors, partners and selected entrepreneurs.
Central Stage: For presentations and pitches.
Marketplace / Coffee Break: Area for participants to meet and mingle with the APP concierge; permanent coffee break area.
GES 2014 participants are encouraged to sign up to the online MARKETPLACE app. MARKETPLACE allows users to connect with other entrepreneurs, investors and government officials where there may be common ground and opportunities for technology transfer, investment, mentoring and growing and scaling businesses. Participants will be able to share their expertise in specific sectors including technologies, regions and countries, potential investment offers, and training; as well as request help in areas such as on-the-ground support and potential partnerships amongst others. MARKETPLACE connects people, suggests who they should meet, and allows them to book one-on-one meetings at the Forum, with a view to creating new business opportunities within the GES 2014 community.