Innovate Info Sessions and Workshops

Hear directly what it takes to submit a winning application

Innovate Accelerator is a 10-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 $10,000 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 July 17 at 9AM at Hall: Hodaale 1, Mansoor Hotel, Hargeisa
  • Monday July 18 at 9AM at Admas University Hall, Hargeisa
  • Tuesday July 19 at 9AM at Summer Time Hall, Hargeisa
  • Wednesday July 20 at 9AM at Hall: Haldoor Hotel, Borama
  • Thursday July 21 at 9AM at Sonyo Hall, Hargeisa

To register for the info sessions, click here.

Innovate and VC4Africa will also be hosting two 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:

  • Sunday July 17 at 12PM at Hall: Hodaale 1, Mansoor Hotel, Hargeisa
  • Wednesday July 20 at 12PM at Hall: Haldoor Hotel, Borama

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


July 17 - 9:00 AM - July 21, 2016 - 11:00 PM  • 
Innovate Ventures Accelerator
Various Locations
Egypt, Somalia
Agribusiness, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Leisure and travel, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene