Rise is the first innovation and technology hub that is launched in Mogadishu with the aim of unlocking the potential of Somalia’s talents and accelerating changes and economic development. Since its inception in 2017, iRise has become a thriving community, a launching pad for new ideas, a place for civic and social entrepreneurs – and a home for digital doers. In fact, our founders envisioned space and enabling environment where techies, innovators, digital-doers, and investors can connect and co-create a sustainable ecosystem for Somalia and beyond. Our founding vision was to help social entrepreneurs to hack innovative solutions to Somali’s challenges.

Our Value.

We are guided by a set of core values that promotes integrity, diversity, transparency and digital inclusion.


Become the premier hub for new ideas, solutions that can create a sustainable ecosystem for Somalia and beyond


Is to create a favorable space for technology, innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate the Somali economy and digital developments.

How we work

We are driven by the sole passion of building sustainable local ecosystem that can
transform and create social-impact ideas and solutions. And we're building it by

Incubation and Acceleration

Social-impact bootcamps

Mentoring and training

Research & Consulting

Seed Investment

Building Ecosystem


iRise has a vibrant, dynamic and dedicated team that has deep passion and drive for thinking outside-the-box and believes in technology and innovation.

Abdihakim Ainte


Mohamed Adow

Deputy Director

Khadar Ismail

Chief Financial Officer

Abdirahman Hassan

Chief Learning Officer

Abdifitah Ali

Incubation Director

Ayan Khalif

Program manager

Abdiaziz Nor

Head of finance

Ifrah Isse


Mohamed Jimale

Internal audit - Consultant

Ifrah Hassan

Communication and Partnerships

Ahmed Hassan

Communication director

Hassan Umande

Production Manager

Ilyas Omar

Creative Designer

Abshir Nor

Web Developer

Yahya Hassan

Video Producer

Ismail Moktar

Data Analyst

Ceyduruus Cabdi