Blue Space Program: Bank of Africa launches a call for applications

As part of the Blue Space program, aimed at supporting students and project leaders in the realization of their entrepreneurial ambitions, Bank Of Africa (BOA) is launching a call for applications until January 31.

A press release from BOA specifies that this program, following the signing of a framework agreement with the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences of Aïn Choc, and which aims to be an incubation network, integrates, for the first time into the Morocco, two major components, namely an educational banking agency offering students a space for work, knowledge and initiation into the world of banking and finance and an incubator intended to support project leaders participating in programs , from the formalization of their projects to their realization.

In terms of service, the incubator provides a 360-degree offer integrating training, information, mentoring and access to an entrepreneurial eco-system made up of entrepreneurs, institutions, business angels and professional associations.

Regarding the call for applications, BOA specifies that candidates may submit, by email or via the online form “www.bluespace.ma”, a project responding to a real and clearly defined problem, the aim being to select 50 teams or project leaders aged between 18 and 45, settled in the region of Casablanca and wishing to create their businesses.

The projects submitted will be studied by a jury made up of professionals and academics, on the basis of feasibility and quality criteria of the application file, notes the same source, noting that once the project leader has been selected, he will be able to join the Blue Space incubator and will thus gain access to a range of services and tools, aimed at promoting its training and supporting it in the realization of its project.

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In this context, the selected project leader will benefit from an incubation space, a complete training cycle on campus, technical and methodological support, individualized advisory support by business experts and professionals. , access to the ecosystem of the Observatory of Entrepreneurship (ODE), a partnership synergy which allows a connection with existing support networks, and a “crossed perspective” between project leaders during collective training and experience sharing times.

And to conclude that the partner institutions wish through this initiative to support young people in their professional development, to help them bring their ideas to life and to facilitate their integration into the labor market.

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