Build your startup with iRise's
Kobciye Program

The Kobciye Program is a business incubator run by iRise hub that offers an incubation and accelerator program focus on supporting startups and SMEs to empower knowledge and investments. We designed and managed a full-fledged incubation and accelerator program for early-stage startups, micro-enterprise, SMSs, and corporates to offer business development services and support enterprises to become investment-ready.

Offering Unparalleled Benefits

Innovators joining the Kobciye Program, will be part of a world-class tech ecosystem that offers global opportunities from an enabling business environment for entrepreneurial-minded innovators

Business Advisory

Supporting Somali start-ups to improve their business models and processes to help them grow and scale.

Mentorship

Providing high-touch mentor relationships, tapping into our extensive network to find the right mentor-mentee fit.

Office Space

Offering state-of-the art, and fully serviced office space; the iRise community offers unparalled access to Mogadishu's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Access to Finance

Leveraging our Kobciye Fund to recieve, patient capital to our portfolio companies, de-risking them to unlock follow-on funding.

Visibility & Showcasing

Gaining visibility to the iRise network of investors, private sector, and government representatives to increase reach.

Opportunities to Scale Your Business

Deadline: 6 May 2022

Win a Grant

Are you a young person who gives back to the community?

Do you love assisting others in tackling community issues? We’d like to hear from you, this is your opportunity. Apply for this social enterprise grant.

Deadline: 24 May 2022

Pitch to Investors

Do you have a business idea or creativity? The home of innovation Irisehub and Astaan TV are hosting a creative competition named Haleel. Haleel’s trailer will be broadcasted in the holy month of Ramadan, follow Astaan TV.

Deadline: 5 February 20222

Build Your Skills

Dalbile is back for the second year! Do you want to solve problems in your community? Do you want to learn new skills to implement your business ideas?

Meet our Mentors

Our mentoring team brings a coaching mindset coupled with deep expertise in a range of industries, from biomed and finance to information technology, entrepreneurship and engineering. They have navigated the Somali startup ecosystem and can provide one-on-one mentorship covering all aspects of your business.

Alex Smith

Founder

Alex Smith

Founder

Alex Smith

Founder

Our Partners

Backed by a robust network of strategic partners, we pride ourselves in supporting young entrepreneurs and innovators to seed and scale their sustainable solutions for Somalia.

A Community of Founders

Resilient, innovative, and determined. These are just some of the characteristics our community of founders embody. Now, hear what they had to say about working with us.

❝ Entrepreneurship supporting the already existing entrepreneurial nature of the Somali community, by empowering youth innovative ideas, skills development and investment opportunities to prosper their businesses. ❞

❝Entrepreneurship supporting the already existing entrepreneurial nature of the Somali community, by empowering youth innovative ideas, skills development and investment opportunities to prosper their businesses. ❞

❝ Entrepreneurship supporting the already existing entrepreneurial nature of the Somali community, by empowering youth innovative ideas, skills development and investment opportunities to prosper their businesses. ❞

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Let's Talk

Connect with us and find out how our entrepreneurial skill-building and youth engagement programs in Somalia can help you deliver impact.