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Somalia Startup Ecosystem Overview

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The Somalia Startup Ecosystem is emerging innovation hub, ranked at number 94 globally, and shows a positive momentum 1 spots since 2020. Somalia also ranks at number 4 for startups in Eastern Africa.

There are 2 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Somalia and the top ranked city in Somalia is Mogadishu at 567 globally. Mogadishu is followed by Hargeisa at 922 and undefined at undefined.

Somalia is an ideal place to locate for Software and Data, Energy & Environment and Fintech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 14 Software and Data startups in Somalia, 10 Energy & Environment startups in Somalia and 5 Fintech startups in Somalia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 47 startups in Somalia, 10 accelerators in Somalia, no coworking spaces in Somalia, 60 organizations in Somalia and no leaders in Somalia.

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FAO has developed a biometrics-based, fisherman’s specific, registration system (Biometric Information Technology System or BITS) for the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MoFMR). Read more
My Brother campaign was created by a group of young Somalis in the diaspora and back home. It aimed help millions of Somali families suffering from the drought and the famine. Read more
EVC plus is an electronic money transfer service introduced and operated by Hormuud. Read more
Horumar Farm was a model dairy farm, established with USAID PEG support, which specialized in camel milk and fodder production. The owner bought milk from local out-growers and used a milk-analyzer to determine which of his neighbors produce the highest quality camel milk. Read more
Zaad is a mobile money platform that Telsom adapted from the M-PESA model by making the service free, using in-house agents, and using merchants from the start. Read more
SoPay is an all-in-one mobile money solution which is a fast, simple, convenient, secure and affordable way of transferring money, making payments and doing other transactions using a mobile phone. Read more
New Employment Agency to support Job seekers in Somalia Read more
SolarGen Technologies Ltd., is a regional renewable energy and water solutions provider that was established in 2010, It is a distributor with strong technical expertise in the region. Read more
DagDag lets users register, find providers, and send money to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Read more
WAAFI is your new life-style combining mobile money, communication, entertainment and productivity in a unified app. Read more
The company provides webhosting, launched Aflixi in 2015 and also does some philanthropic work. Read more
Galayr implements research projects using the latest methods and technology. GCC has the expertise of conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed researches. Read more
deero advert is the first advertising company that provides a wide variety of one-stop digital creative services in Somalia including web hosting services. Read more
Maanshiil Inc Is a Somalia multi-activities company that provides HR, Inventory and Accounting enterprise softwares. Read more
Security Outlook Solutions provides high-quality security services, as well as providing effective Cybersecurity and IT solutions when needed. Read more
ArdayQaad is the first company to be implemented in Somalia that provides student transportation services to the university and school students, and the company aims to provide students with transportation. Read more
Astaan TV is cable TV systems operator with terrestrial digital television. It provides one-stop solution to all your TV needs. Read more
Golis telecom was founded in the year 2002 with the objective of providing the best quality telecommunications and information products and services. Read more
Suubbis is a full-service digital agency offering innovative solutions to small, mid to large sized companies across the capital. Read more
Innovation Hub based in Somalia especially Garowe Town in Puntland. Read more
Amanah Islamic Insurance is a company in Somalia/Somaliland established in 2018. It practices the legitimate co-operative Insurance which complies with the Islamic Shariah laws and on the basis of a Wakalah (agency) with a known wage. Read more
E-commerce, Retail, Internet, and Technology Read more
Aqoon Online is an online educational institution established in 2017 with the aim of providing online training, capacity building to local and international institutions and consultancy in Somalia. It provides online education services to professionals and students. Read more
Dualeh Food leveraged a matching grant from the Somali AgriFood Fund and the matching to install a greenhouse, integrate drip irrigation, and buy a truck to transport products to market in Somaliland. Read more
Kaafi Horn Renewable Energy Company (“Kaafi”) was established in 2012 to provide solar-based products and services to commercial and government clients throughout Somaliland. Read more
A delivery startup operating in Hargeisa and Mogadishu. Read more
Golis Energy, established in Hargeisa, and has been providing solar power to households and commercial entities for over 14 years. Golis Energy Co. has experience with clean energy project design and installation and serves thousands of communities in Somali regions Read more
Hdaweeye is a ride sharing app created for Hargeisa, Somaliland. Read more
The company’s solutions include software development, web solutions, voice and data communications and related Internet services, professional training, IT research, and online and printed technology-focused publications. Read more
IT company in Mogadishu offering web development, IT training, domain registration, and software development services. Read more
MOOS is an internet firm based in Mogadishu and London providing digital services and online solutions. Read more
OGOW is an electronic medical records (EMR) and practical management system designed specifically for hospitals and clinics in Somalia Read more
Samawat Energy is a female-founded renewable energy company providing affordable, off-grid, solar home solutions to residents in Somalia through the use of a micro-leasing, rent-to-own system. Read more
Strenthening Somali Governance (SSG), a USAID funded program, developed a web-based bill tracking database for the federal Parliament, which serves as a tool for government and citizens to track the progression of legislation from drafting through approval. Read more
CirroTech is an IT service provider in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Read more
Brandkii is a creative design, website development and digital marketing company based in Hargeisa. Bandkii was part of the 2017 Innovate Ventures cohort. Read more
SECCCO is a Somalia-based renewable energy company Read more
Beder Electricity Company provides electricity service derived from wind energy and diesel generating production. Beder also provides a variety of services including renewalable energy infrastructures, heavy crane services and a fabrication workshop. Read more
Sompower is the largest electricity producer in Somaliland with generation and distribution facilities spanning from the capital city of Hargeisa to the western regions. Read more
Power OffGrid was founded with the goal of providing clean, accessible, affordable, customized, sustainable, off-grid electric for urban and rural populations by delivering power from small, high quality renewable energy sources to low and medium income households across Somalia. Read more
The company seeks to be a leading supplier of business solutions, evidence and advice across agri-food value chains in Somalia/Somaliland and wider East Africa region. Read more
Abaaraha are a group of digital volunteers trying to connect relief respondents with Somalia's drought victims. Abaaraha provides access to information by crowdsourcing information needed to coordinate relief efforts. Read more
Dalbo is a private company that operates a taxi -bajaaj mobile app. Read more
Gaadhi is the leading car classifieds network in Somalia. It is a digital platform which connects local car buyers with local car sellers. Read more
JikoBiogas was established in Jowhar, Somalia to bring alternative clean cooking energy to Somalia where charcoal is the primary cooking energy, which has become not only expensive but was also threatening the remaining forest of this semi-arid land. Read more
SOKAAB is a Somali based crowdfunding platform for organisations and individuals that aim to support communities and youth initiatives across the Somali regions. Read more
The company has as a goal to facilitate good control in the protection, renovation, conservation, development and management of the environment and natural resources for equitable and sustainable development. Read more
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