Moroccan Startup SkillsMotion Selected in GIST TechI Semifinals

By Asmaa BahadiRabat – The Moroccan startup SkillsMotion has been qualified among 102 semi-finalists in the international competition Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST Tech-I).SkillsMotion is a Moroccan social enterprise that aims to boost young graduates’ employability by assisting them in connecting with recruiters through innovative video-résumés and providing job seekers with a self-marketing and soft-skills training kit. The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.The competition was launched in November 2014 and organized by the US Department of State and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as well as private and nongovernmental organizations.The GIST initiative “operates at the intersection of science [and] technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to empower individual innovators in 135 emerging economies to transform their communities and to strengthen entrepreneurship ecosystems.”A global online vote is currently being held until May 1 to help determine the 30 finalists who get to pitch their projects at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) that will take place June 23-24 in Silicon Valley, CA.Participants can vote once per day until May 1. Each day voters also have the opportunity to nominate Morocco to win GIST Regional Startup Boot Camp training resources for its entrepreneurs in 2017 by selecting “Morocco” and “VOTE” in the thank you message.Supporters can create an account and vote for SkillsMotion and support Moroccan entrepreneurs at the following link: http://www.gistnetwork.org/node/3181. read more