Business & Future of Work

Hanae Bezad

Founder of Douar Tech

Founder of Douar Tech


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Hanae is the founder of Douar Tech, an inclusive technology hub that helps build the resilience of young people, especially women, from precarious backgrounds in rural and peri-urban areas. She recently helped define the strategy of the pan-African organization Smart Africa for Startups and Innovation Ecosystems on the continent, so as to support member countries to create favorable conditions to support the dynamics of startups on the continent. Her areas of interest and expertise are at the intersection of technology, inclusion, entrepreneurship and international development.

Before starting Douar Tech, Hanae was the founder and executive director of Le Wagon coding school in Morocco.

Before founding Le Wagon in Morocco and Douar Tech, Hanae worked as a digital strategy consultant at Eleven in Paris, participating in the establishment of one of the first Parisian start-ups. She was also a member of the board of directors of Led By HER, a social incubator that supports women entrepreneurs who are victims of violence.

Hanae is a member of the Harambeans Alliance, a member of the first pan-African i4policy working group, a member of the board of directors of the Emerging Business Factory Foundation, a member of the Responsible Leadership Network of the BMW Foundation and a member of the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders and resident of the House of Beautiful Business.

Hanae holds a Bachelor of Science and Social Sciences from SciencesPo Paris, a Bachelor of Science and Technology from Pierre and Marie Curie University, a Bachelor of Law from Panthéon Paris Sorbonne, a Master in Management from HEC Paris and a Master in Public Administration from SciencesPo Paris.