INDUSTRY UP – HSEVEN

Leverage our cutting edge acceleration
program to build the futur of industry
INDUSTRY-UP APPLY NOW

THE PROGRAM

Industry Up is an incubation and acceleration program dedicated to high-impact startups developing innovative business models in the industrial sector.
Industry Up is a complete and results-oriented 12-month program that will support your industrial Startup through ideation, incubation and acceleration.

During the program, serial-entrepreneurs and experienced mentors will help you validate your proof of concept, design your Startup growth model, ignite your business and team, set up your processes and KPIs, market your offer, sign your first contracts, and raise your first seed fund.

YOU....

YOU ARE 2+ ENTREPRENEURS¹
YOU POSSESS RELEVANT INDUSTRIAL OR ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

YOU ARE ADDRESSING REAL UNMET MARKET NEEDS
YOU ARE DRIVEN BY ORIGINALITY AND INNOVATION
YOU ARE HIGHLY AMBITIOUS

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE STARTUP FOUNDERS
HSEVEN WANTS YOU

PROGRAM FEATURES

01

IDEATION

6 FabLab sessions
6 workshops
6 customized mentoring sessions
6 HSEVEN follow-up meetings
$ 8.680 AMAZON – AWS³
3 MONTHS CO-WORKING⁴

02

INCUBATION

Funding 50% of prototype investment (up to 1,2 Million MAD )²
12 FabLab sessions
12 workshops
12 customized mentoring sessions
12 HSEVEN follow-up meetings
$ 15.680 AMAZON – AWS
6 MONTHS CO-WORKING⁴

03

PRE- INDUSTRIALISATION

Funding 30% of investments (up to 2 million MAD).⁵
Seed loan from 1,5 to 15 Millions MAD. No guarantees and up to 36 months of grace period.
Lean production
On demand mentoring
6 follow-up meetings
Up to $100,000 AMAZON – AWS
3 MONTHS CO-WORKING⁴

KEY RESULTS

01

IDEATION

VALIDATE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT

BUILD PROTOTYPE
TEST WITH USERS
DESIGN BUSINESS MODEL

02

INCUBATION

LAUNCH STARTUP
BUILD TEAM
SIGN FIRST CUSTOMERS
RAISE SEED FUNDS

03

PRE- INDUSTRIALISATION

LEAN PRODUCTION
SET KPIS AND PROCESSES
GO-TO-MARKET
SECURE VENTURE FUNDING

FUNDING

In the incubation phase, funding covering 50% of your Startup’s prototype investment capped at 1,2 Million MAD from Maroc PME.
In the pre-industrialisation phase, funding covering 30% of the Startup’s investments capped at 2 Million MAD TTC from Maroc PME.

Program Startups  can benefit from a privileged seed loan from Banque Centrale Populaire offering between 1.5 to 15 Million MAD. Without personal collateral, without any collateral and offering up to 36 months of grace period.

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MAIN SECTORS

AGRITECH

Opportunities : 

  • Alternative proteins 
  • Agricultural drones 
  • Smart field devices
  • Field monitoring and analysis
MEDTECH

Opportunities :

  • Robotic treatment of neurological diseases
  • Remote doctor consultation
  • AI for cancer detection
  • Direct visualization at the cellular level
SMART MOBILITY

Opportunities : 

  • Car-sharing programs 
  • Mobility-as-a-service 
  • Autonomous transportation systems
  • Smart mobility service in freight and logistics
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Opportunities :

  • Bio-monitoring (air, soil, water)
  • Green transition of the industry
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Extending product life cycle

MENTORS

We offer you a network of +350 mentors across 4 continents with cutting edge expertise in the industry vertical as well as in international business. Our mentors are successful serial entrepreneurs, CEO’s, experts, investors, public figures & technologists. Through our mentors network we can access the decision-makers at any major corporation.

Radia HOUARI CHMANTI

Radia HOUARI CHMANTI

Board Director

Aluminium du Maroc

Joel SAINGRE

Joel SAINGRE

General Manager

Arts et Métiers Accélération

Moulay Rachid CHERKAOUI

Moulay Rachid CHERKAOUI

Owner & Chairman

MTECH INVEST

Myriam Spiral Zazi

Myriam Spiral Zazi

Founder & CEO

Alhambra Lifestyle

Imad BENMOUSSA

Imad BENMOUSSA

Vice-President

Coca-Cola North Africa

Antonin DENIS

Antonin DENIS

Executive Business Coach

CoachHub.io

Stéphane Lecoq

Stéphane Lecoq

Investment Director Africa

Business France

Edouard MALBOIS

Edouard MALBOIS

Founder & CEO

Enivrance

Sam Abosi

Sam Abosi

Economic Representative of Flanders

Flanders Investment & Trade

Caroline NGUYEN

Caroline NGUYEN

General Manager Maghreb

The Dow Chemical Company

MORE DETAILS...

1 At least two co-founders of Moroccan nationality, or founders of Morocco-based startup.​

2 50 % of the Startup’s incubation investments will be covered by Maroc PME (capped at 1.2 million MAD). No equity is required.

The founders will have access to Amazon Web Services solutions :

  • $3,000 for the “AWS Promotional Credit” solution (valid for 2 years).
  • 1 year subscription to “AWS Business Support” (up to $5,000).
  • Access to AWS Technical and Business Essentials training platform worth $600 per course.
  • 80 credits for the “Self-Paced Labs” offer valued at $80.

4 The founders will be hosted at HSEVEN MARINA campus for 12 months.

30 % of the Startup’s pre-industrialisation investments will be covered by Maroc PME (capped at 2 million MAD). No equity is required.

6 The founders will have access to Amazon Web Services solutions: $ 10,000 for the “AWS Promotional Credit” solution (valid for 2 years) 1 year subscription to “AWS Business Support” (up to $5,000) Access to AWS Technical and Business Essentials training platform worth $600 per course 80 credits for the “Self-Paced Labs” offer valued at $80.

IF YOU STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED AN IDEA ?

Yes, you need to have an innovative idea. 

CAN I APPLY IF I DON'T HAVE A TEAM ?

We believe that startups with 2 founders and more have more chances to succeed. INDUSTRY-UP is built for projects carried by two or more entrepreneurs. If you are a solo founder, we strongly suggest you find a co-founder. 

HOW AND WHEN DO I APPLY ?

You can apply online at any time until 31st October 2021.

DOES MY STARTUP PROJECT NEED TO BE RELATED TO INDUSTRY ?

Yes, INDUSTRY-UP is a program focusing on startups that solve problems in the industrial sector. Startups can be active in production, or in manufacturing-related services such as maintenance, logistics, HR, employees training etc.

I DON'T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN A STARTUP CAN I STILL APPLY ?

Yes, sure. If you have an innovative idea, you are ambitious and fearless, you can do it! 

WILL WE GET FEEDBACK IF WE ARE NOT SELECTED ?

Yes, you will get feedback from our Selection Committee.

I AM A FULL TIME STUDENT. CAN I APPLY TO THE PROGRAM ?

Unfortunately! We don’t select full-time students. 

CAN I APPLY TO THE PROGRAM IF I AM NOT MOROCCAN ?

Yes you can, if the startup is registered under Moroccan law.

HOW DO YOU SELECT STARTUP/PROJECTS FOR THE PROGRAM?

We have an International Selection Team composed of Serial Entrepreneurs, Experts, Mentors, and Executives that will evaluate each Idea based on the following criterias: Team, Innovation, Impact, Scalability, etc. 

WHAT STARTUP STAGE IS RELEVANT TO BE ACCEPTED TO THE PROGRAM?

Industry Up is a complete three track program supporting Startup founders from ideation to scaling.
The first phase is intended for entrepreneurs with only an idea or technology but before penetrating the market.
The second phase is intended for Startups who have a validated concept and are looking to launch their Startups and setup processes.
And finally the third phase is intended for a bit more mature startups, already having a product with initial customers, looking for fast growth.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

INDUSTRY-UP will start in January 2022 and the program’s duration is 12 months.