Mogadishu, Somalia



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Innovate Ventures is the leading Somali start-up accelerator and funder. The organization provides training, mentorship, office space, networking, exposure, and investment to startups. The Women Accelerator is a 4-week program that selects, offers essential business skills training and funds female-owned startups in Somaliland. The top 4 startups will receive an investment of up to $20,000 from Innovate Ventures. The program has an alumni network of over 50 startups and has invested over $150,000 in the 18 most promising businesses.


  • Woman business owner or woman with a business idea
  • Age 18 – 35 years old
  • Business is based in Somaliland
  • The owners are committed to attending the accelerator program in Hargeisa


  • 4 weeks of intensive training and business mentorship
  • Access to our vast networks including leading banks
  • Pitching in front of local and international investors
  • Features in local and international media
  • Equity funding for 4 startups of up to $20,000

About Innovate Ventures

Innovate Ventures is the leading start-up accelerator and technology fund in Somaliland and Somalia. Innovate Ventures was created to propel and accelerate technology start-ups in Somalia and Somaliland, support the next wave of Somali entrepreneurs, and grow the nascent start-up ecosystem in the country.