Coalition of Young Chamber of Commerce of Quebec seeking startups for Marrakech and Tel Aviv trade missions

The Coalition of Young Chamber of Commerce of Quebec is seeking Canadian startups to join it on two trade missions — one in Tel Aviv, Israel and one in Marrakech, Morocco.

The Tel Aviv mission, held in partnership with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and the Jewish Chamber of Commerce, will takes place between November 13-20. The mission will focus on cybersecurity and includes participation in the conference HLS & Cyber ​​2016 where participants can develop partnerships.

The Marrakech mission will focus on cleantech, as the Coalition says that Morocco is the second African country to have submitted its national contribution to the UN Secretariat for COP21, and pledged to reduce its greenhouse gases by 13 percent by 2030. “We’ll discuss adaptations on climate change and sustainable development,” said Sergio Escobar, vice president of entrepreneurship at the Coalition of Young Chamber of Commerce of Quebec. “We’re doing this to ensure that businesses can radiate outside Quebec.”

The Coalition is working with the Quebec government to subsidize prices for the missions, which will also allow the startups to visit other companies and incubators. Startups will have to pay $2,870 for participation, with the LOGIQ subsidizing up to $1500 to some startups.

The deadline to apply for Marrakech is September 15, while the deadline to apply for Tel Aviv is September 12.