21 Feb CEED Morocco recognized by the White House
Feb 21, 2014 – Global Emerging Markets – Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development is proud to announce that its CEED Morocco location, the 13th such location launched, was recognized by the White House for its contribution to the entrepreneur ecosystem of Morocco. The announcement was made to highlight the strong economic relationship between the US and Morocco and coincided with the November 2013 State visit by King Mohammed VI. A link to the official release follows:
Launched in 2013 through a joint initiative of USAID and the US Department of State’s Global Entrepreneurship Program, CEED Morocco works to foster the entrepreneur ecosystem through practical business training, connections to a national and global network, and increasing access to capital. The center, based in Casablanca, is led by Fatima Zahra Oukacha, a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others learn and grow their businesses. CEED Morocco has held numerous events and training sessions over the past year and will be an active participant in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held in Morocco.
In 2005, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds established the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development program with a mission to drive economic prosperity and grow jobs through entrepreneurship. CEED has 14 locations globally and more than 30,000 participants throughout its network. CEED provides entrepreneurs four ‘C’s: Capacity development training, Connections to new markets, access to Capital, and most importantly, access to a unique Community of like-minded and supportive entrepreneurs. In the 2012/2013 season, CEED conducted more than 335 workshops and 65 ‘network learning events’ to achieve this objective. SEAF has been investing in Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and its entrepreneurs since 1989 and in that time has made more than 400 investments with value in excess of $500M.