About Impulse

 

IMPULSE: A unique acceleration program developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and supported by OCP Group and its subsidiary OCP Africa

IMPULSE is a 12-week acceleration program dedicated to innovative startups in the fields of Agritech, BioTech, Mining Tech and Materials Science & Nano Engineering. IMPULSE will help entrepreneurs take their startups to the next level and bridge connections with OCP Group, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), MassChallenge and their ecosystems.

Why Impulse ?

World-class mentorship from MassChallenge, OCP and UM6P networks of seasoned executives and entrepreneurs

Access to business opportunities via OCP, OCP Africa and UM6P Networks

Access to UM6P resources: FabLab, experimental and living labs to help startups develop and test prototypes of their products and services

Best-in class co-working space

Equity-free cash prize of USD 250,000 to be shared between winning startups.

Investment opportunities through our network of national and international venture capital firms and angel investors

All-expense-paid training on UM6P Campus in Benguerir, Morocco and two study trips to the ecosystems of Boston and Lausanne

Timeline

Timeline
Timeline

Mentors

Through the Bridge to MassChallenge Morocco, entrepreneurs selected for the Impulse acceleration program will have access to mentoring and coaching from MassChallenge mentors, OCP experts and UM6P Professors.

Impulse is open for experts from the Moroccan and international entrepreneurial ecosystems who wish to volunteer as judges, mentors or speakers. If you are interested in joining the program as an expert, please fill in the form below. We will get back to you with next steps once your application has been reviewed.

2020 Cohort

AGROOP is developing technological solutions for crop monitoring, resources management, risk prevention and optimization of agricultural production.

ColdHubs is manufacturing 100% solar-powered cold-rooms, allowing merchants and farmers to store perishable goods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DataFarm is collecting geolocated farm’s agronomic data to identify limiting agronomic factors and reduce the gap between the potential yield and the actual yield.

eProd Solutions is providing technology solutions for the agricultural sector allowing to estimate farmer produce food safety and nutritional value.

Esoko is providing a technology platform that connects rural Africans to innovative financial services, markets and information services.

Farmcrowdy provides farmers with smart farming techniques, quality farm inputs, and access to the superior markets to earn a decent profit margin.

Foodlocker aggregates the outputs of smallholder farmers and FMCGs and sells to large buyers.

innovative, low-cost production of green feed through automated hydroponic systems.

LONO is a bioprocess engineering company, providing solutions for smallholder farmers and agro-industries to valorize their waste.

Moldiag is developing and producing innovative and cost-effective diagnostic tests for the detection and the quantification of several markers for human, animal and plant diseases.

Safi Organics is using technology to decentralize fertilizer production and improve rural farmers' access to high-quality fertilizers.

SATGRIE is providing an IOT system based on sensors that analyzes the soil to collect information on the nutritional requirements of the soil according to the type of plant grown.

SAYeTECH develops smart machines for African agriculture

Social Lender is a fintech solution that helps financial institutions offer financial services based on Social Reputation to underbanked populations.

Strayos is a 3D aerial intelligence platform designed for mining, construction and infrastructure operations.

TROTRO Tractor is an agricultural technology company that connects small farmers with tractors and other agricultural machinery services via a digital platform.

African RoadShow

We will be organizing alongside our OCP Africa partners an African roadshow to communicate around the program and to meet with startups and representatives from the local entrepreneurial ecosystems. These information sessions will take place in the countries of: Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia.

RoadShow

Partners

OCP
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