In a spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and relying on the values and business expertise of its group companies, Dislog Group creates his foundation to encourage entrepreneurship, accelerate job creation and stimulate the development of young entrepreneurs in Morocco.
Through its startup incubation and acceleration program, the Dislog foundation aims to support Moroccan startups by providing them with an ecosystem conducive to their development.
With a budget of 10 million dirhams, the Dislog Foundation wishes to help young project leaders in their entrepreneurial adventure, whatever their stage of progress. All types of digital projects are accepted with, however, a preference for start-ups in relation to the businesses of the Dislog group: Distribution, Logistics, Transport, Merchandising, Industry, Media, Digital advertising …
The Foundation will be chaired by Ms. Ghislaine Benlamlih, Vice-President of HnS Invest Holding and the investment committee will be headed by Ismael Belkhayat, general secretary of Maroc Digital and himself founder and manager of many start-ups (Sarouty.ma, YourCheater.ma, Chari.ma, MaCroisiere.ma, linformation.ma, MonDentiste.ma, WibCloud.com within the start-up studio Wib.co)
Project leaders will be advised free of charge for one day by analysts from the Dislog foundation and the selected applicants will be able to claim support in the implementation of this advice for a period of up to two years. The Dislog Foundation will also make offices available free of charge to Startupers.
Regarding funding, the selected applicants will be able to benefit from foundation funding between 100k and 500K mad. The projects in question must be digital and innovative. Note that it is already possible to apply online on the foundation’s website: www.fondationdislog.com
The foundation has set up an ecosystem of partners allowing the selected entrepreneurs to benefit from a one-stop shop for the development of their project.
For example, the award-winning entrepreneurs of the Dislog Foundation will be able, for two years, to benefit from the know-how:
– From Endeavor for their pre acceleration program leading to a scalable business model.
– From the Start up Studio Wib.co for IT development and online marketing.
– From Burj Finance for the design of pitch-decks and preparation for various fundraisers
– From the firm Boughaleb and associates for accounting support
“I am very proud to launch the Dislog Foundation. This foundation will consist of helping young Moroccan entrepreneurs launch their startups around the ecosystem of professions and the value chain of Dislog group. We will structure ourselves by providing them with offices, coaching, internet, computers and also funds to be able to help them implement their good ideas. This foundation will put in place the necessary means for the success of our CSR policy because as a large group, it is important for us to support and provide assistance to Moroccan youth ”announced Moncef Belkhayat, President of Dislog Group.
The investment committee headed by Ismael Belkhayat will be composed of:
– M Salma Benaddou (Burj Finance)
– Ms. Sophia Alj (Wib.co Start up studio)
– M Nawfal Fassi Fihri (Endeavor)
– M Reda Lakhlifi (Endeavor)
– Mr. Mohamed Boughaleb (Rbb Africa)
– Mr. Lionel Dupui (Dislog)
– M Mehdi Bouamrani (Dislog)
– Mr. Hassan El Kholti (Dislog)
Surrounded by a team of experts who have supported more than 200 entrepreneurs in different sectors of activity, Ms. Mona Benlamlih will ensure the daily operation of the foundation.
About Dislog Group:
Founded in 2005 by Moncef Belkhayat, Dislog Group is an integrated Moroccan group and a major player in Distribution and Logistics with a turnover of 2.8 billion dirhams and a workforce of 2 000 people.
Thanks to its business expertise, Dislog Group has become in the space of 10 years a « Full Service Provider » Leader in Morocco through five areas of activity:
-Distribution and Logistics Department: Dislog, Comptoir Service, RQC, BLS and Dislog International
-Industry Pole: DMI, HMI, Edita Maroc, CHO Maroc and Selman
-E-Commerce & Digital Department: Chari.ma, Chari.co
-Press Department: Cross Word and Horizon Press
The Group started its activity in 2005 as a distributor of P&G in certain regions of the Kingdom through Dislog, the Group’s flagship.
The Group then pursued a proactive development strategy which enabled it to become the only Moroccan operator to integrate the entire value chain from purchase or production to distribution, through:
-Horizontal acquisitions (Communivers…) in order to diversify its maps and expand its distribution areas;
-Vertical acquisitions (HMI, FATER, Comptoir Service, Selman, BLS, RQC) with the aim of expanding and diversifying Group synergies.
The Group has 18 storage sites which cover an area of over 130,000 m², including 4 operational production sites, as well as a fleet of over 900 vehicles enabling it to cover more than 70,000 points of sale. make it possible to reach a million households on a daily basis.