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Innovate Accelerator Demo Day

Innovate Accelerator Demo Day

Accelerating Somali Start-Ups

Innovate Ventures with VC4Africa, Telesom and Oxfam is proud to showcase the first batch of Somali start-ups graduating from Innovate Accelerator. This Demo Day is a public viewing for investors, corporate senior executives and the press. We will be having a panel session on entrepreneurship and investment and award $15,000 in startup investment. This demo day will be held in Hargeisa, Somaliland on the 27th of November 2016.

Event Program

Sunday 27nd of November 2016
Event Moderator: Abdullah Ahmed (Innovate Ventures)
08:00 – 08:30     Arrival and Registration 
08:30 – 08:45     Opening Remarks by Abdirisak Osman (SLNTV)  (Event Moderator) 
08:45– 09:00      Press Conference
08:45– 09:00      Keynote1: Dr. Abdigani Diriye, (Innovate Ventures)
09:00– 10:00       Presentations by the Startups
10:00– 10:15         Break  
10:15– 10:30         Keynote 2: Guest of Hon, Omar Mohamed Shuceyb (Minister of Trade and Investment, Somaliland)                                                                   
10:30– 11:30         Presentations by the Startups
11:30– 12:00         Poster and demo session
12.00– 12:10         Keynote 3: Abdiwahab Maah Mohamud, (Public relations, Telesom)
12:10– 12:30         Panel Discussion                                                                
Moderator: Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (Innovate Ventures)
Alina Vinogradova (VC4A)
Hodan Ali (Dahabshiil Bank)
Khalid Hassan (Spark)                                                                
Ali Bosir (Telesom)                                                                 
Aaron Fu (Nest Africa)
12:30– 1:00          Award of Investment + Closing Speeches

Meet the graduating cohort:

Mojatu Media – Mojatu Media a digital services company offering web and graphic design and social media marketing.
Guri Yagleel – Guri Yagleel is an online rental and property management startup which aims to make it easier for people to access rental and properties in the Somaliland.
Xasuus Reeb – Xasuus Reeb is an online wedding & event planning a start-up company that provides wedding, holy union, and anniversary consulting services to brides, grooms and family members.
SomSite – SomSite Designs a leading web hosting, domain registration, web designing, SEO and branding agency.
Somaliland Raspberry – The first Raspberry Pi hardware company in Somaliland offering Raspberry PI powered services to consumers.
Anfac Software – Anfac Software offers software such as browsers, online courses and chat apps to Somali users.
iTech Solutions – iTech Solutions is a B2B startup offering IT solutions to businesses to enable them to grow faster.
Zapi – Zapi is creating an online payments system built on top of mobile payments services that allow businesses to setup their websites to accept payments via Zaad and process payments without hassle in East Africa.
ePocket – ePocket is an electronic payment services provider that connects mobile wallets to international online banks, to enable people to shop online, buy books, and pay their online tuition fees.
Muraadso – Muraadso is an online e-commerce and retail company making it easier for people to buy online.
SomDevelopers – SomDevelopers offers accounting software, websites and hosting and domain reselling.
Hargeisa Daily – Hargeisa Daily provides media management software to target Somali consumers to engage and reach them.
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