Innovate info sessions and workshops 2017

Hear directly what it takes to submit a winning application

Innovate Accelerator is a 12-week programme aimed at supercharging and funding the next wave of Somali start-ups. Mentorship and training will be provided by domain experts and entrepreneurs and the top 3 start-ups from the Innovate Accelerator will receive up to $15,000 in investment from Innovate Ventures Fund.

Innovate and VC4Africa will be hosting information sessions so that potential applicants can speak directly with the organizing team on how to submit a successful application, what the review committee will be looking for and what makes a high quality applicant.

Info session schedule:

Sunday, May 7th at 4PM at University of Hargeisa

Monday, May 8th at 10AM at Maansoor Hotel, Hargeisa

Tuesday, May 9th at 10AM at Haldoor Hotel, Borama

Wednesday, May 10th at 9AM at Summertime Hall, Hargeisa



Innovate and VC4Africa will also be hosting three Business Model Canvas workshops for entrepreneurs looking to gain clarity on how to describe, design, and summarize their business model. This workshop will be useful for anyone looking for hands on tools to apply to their business model. You could be an enterprise founder, an aspiring entrepreneur or a business strategist.

The workshops have limited seats so you must receive confirmation that you’ve been selected in order to attend.

Business model canvas workshop schedule:

Monday, May 8th at 1PM at Mansoor Hotel, Hargeisa

Tuesday, May 9th at 1PM at Haldoor Hotel, Borama

Wednesday, May 10th at 1PM at Summertime Hall, Hargeisa

To register for the workshop, fill the same registration form above and check “Yes” to attending the Business Model Canvas Workshop. Click here for the link.


May 7 - 9:00 - May 10, 2017 - 18:00
Organizer Innovate Ventures
Website Visit website
Location Various locations
Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia
Targets Somalia
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene