Digital Innovation Zone, Somalia

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Elevate your tech startup's growth and market presence with SIMAD iLab. Focus on strengthening your foundation and boosting market traction. We offer guidance on essential steps to develop a scalable and profitable business model. Post-kickoff, engage in customized workshops, masterclasses, and one-on-one sessions covering personal and team development, strategy, marketing, sales, finance, legal, and HR.

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SIMAD iLab collaborates with Digital Society School and UNDP to host Somalia's annual Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day design sprint event focused on achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It's the first such event in Somalia and fifth in Africa, drawing creative teams from various innovation fields to shape Somalia's future

SIMAD iLab | Galobal Goals Jam
SIMAD iLab | Galobal Goals Jam
SIMAD iLab | Galobal Goals Jam


SIMAD iLab has backed 15+ companies in health food and tech sectors over two years, with founders innovating impactful solutions for current and future challenges


Want to get to know SIMAD iLab from the inside? Join the Info Session and get a taste of what it is like at the tech incubator and ask all your questions.

Innovation Challengs

To build and nurture a very strong innovation ecosystem in Somalia, we regularly host different innovation challenges. One signature event is Simathon, a hackathon competition for aspiring entrepreneurs and change makers who are passionate about tackling social issues. Simathon (abbreviated from SIMAD + Hackathon) is an event lasting 48 hours, in which a large number of young change makers meet to engage in collaborative activities.

SIMAD iLab | Innovation Challenge


We actually built a good number of startups from scratch and we can make your dream come true. Hence, don't hesitate join us today!

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Our “A” team is proactively engaged in startup's journey from inception to exit, to empower and enable founders to contribute to a better Somalia.


- Mentorship

- Incubation

- Acceleration

- LEAP Fellowship

- kaal Somalia

- StartUp Mogadishu



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