Innovate Ventures 2019 Somali start-up accelerator & technology fund for young Somali Start-ups.

Application Deadline: 30 June, 2019.

Are you an early stage start-up based in the Somali region? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation, or developing a tech-enabled product or service addressing a big local need? Are you passionate about your business idea? Apply for Innovate Accelerator today! 

Innovate Ventures is the leading Somali start-up accelerator and technology fund. The program partners with VC4A, Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project. To date, the programme has graduated over 40 start-ups and has invested almost $100,000 in its graduates. As part of the acceleration package, you will receive training, mentorship by domain experts, access to an extensive business network, visibility and a chance to get investment.

Requirements:

  • Your business is based in Somaliland or Somalia
  • Your business is technology-oriented
  • The founders are between 18-35 years old
  • The founders are committed to attending the accelerator programme in Hargeisa

Benefits

  • 12-week intensive training and mentoring on business and operational skills
  • Access to leading telecoms and banks in the Somaliland and Somalia
  • Pitching in front of local and international investors
  • Features in local and international media
  • Equity funding for at least 3 startups of up to $30,000.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Innovate Ventures 2019 Somali start-up accelerator

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