The Startup Ecosystem of Morocco

Morocco has 3 cities in the top 1000 and is one of Northern Africa’s best countries for setting up a startup.


Since 2023, Morocco lost 14 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 93rd worldwide.



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Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Morocco’s startup ecosystem offers an affordable and stable base for entrepreneurs and startups who want to target the North African market. With a young and talented population focused on technology and connectivity, Morocco has the potential to be a strong innovation hub in the region. To attest to that, we have witnessed several successful exits through acquisitions such as DabaDoc, Moteur, and WaystoCap in recent years. In 2023, Terra raised the highest pre-seed round funding to date, an important milestone which became an inspirational story for other entrepreneurs and increased the credibility of the ecosystem.

Another example of the growing interest in Morocco’s startup scene is Marakech hosting GITEX Africa. It is the largest tech event in the region, welcoming SMEs, start-ups, coders, investors, and academics to create a synergy for new projects. Many among the Moroccan youth are becoming high quality freelancers, gaining expertise from their foreign clients. With the right initiatives, this knowledge could be used to build the next generation of Moroccan startups.

Moroccan entrepreneurs have seen some governmental support, with tax exemptions for startups and the Maroc PME initiative promoting small and medium enterprises. As well, in 2022, the Government launched the initiative MoroccoTech as the national brand to promote the digital sector and make Morocco an international digital hub. Also, a non-profit organization, StartUp Maroc, has committed to promoting entrepreneurship within Morocco. TechnoPark has four sites in Casablanca, Agadir, Rabat, and Tangiers to support the creation and growth of businesses in ICT, Green Tech, and cultural industries.
Morocco has several capital funds for startups, such as UM6P Ventures, Maroc Numeric Fund and Innov Invest Fund. However, international investments are required for Morocco’s startup ecosystems to grow. One of the most important hubs in Morocco is the Impact Lab, founded in Casablanca, supporting social and environmental startups.

Despite Morocco’s startup funding reaching an all-time high in 2022, the startup ecosystem still faces significant obstacles that limit growth. These challenges include economic and social issues, like low access to education and healthcare, gender inequality, and inadequate startup funding and legislation. If these are addressed, we are betting on Moroccan entrepreneurs to handle the rest and make a big impact on their local ecosystems.


Morocco Top Startup Industries

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Software & Data
#86 worldwide

9 startups

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Software & Data
8 startups

8 startups

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Social & Leisure
5 startups

5 startups

Ecosystem HealthCheck

Morocco Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Morocco has in each of the parameters that are part of StartupBlink's ranking algorithm. There are five tables, corresponding to the three subscores, the subscore analysis and industry ana...

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  • Performance equal to global ranking
  • Underperformance
ParameterParameter Global rankParameter rank change since 2022ResultContribution to total scoreRank gain / loss due to parameter
Total Score93-140.511100%0
Quantity Score97-20.12123.65%-8
Sample size of startups8443220.48%-18
Sample size of accelerators75-811040%-5
Sample size of coworking spaces54-1820%-5
Community Score83N/A0.0163.17%0


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The Startup Ecosystem in Morocco

In 2023, Morocco register a rise in Software & Data startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , KIFAL AUTO.

Global Rank

Morocco is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Morocco’s startup scene is best represented in Software & Data, Software & Data, and in Social & and Leisure.

Top Cities for Startups in Morocco - Ranked by StartupBlink
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Notable Startups in Morocco
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Successful Software & Data startups in Morocco
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