About Summit

The Mogadishu Tech Summit is annual gathering that focuses on the need for Somalia government, business community, donors, private sector, entrepreneurs and development organizations to apply innovation and technology to drive a sustainable development as Somalia strives towards more stable, prosperous and technologically viable.

#MTS2019

The summit brings together the best and brightest Somali innovators, techies,hackers, developers, experts, academics, students, entrepreneurs, startups, investors and journalists from all walks of Somalia,in order to explore business and investment opportunities, shape the ecosystem of the country and, more importantly, learn, share ideas and meet new innovators.

The aim of Mogadishu Tech Summit is to showcase the local tech talents and recognize the Somali innovators and entrepreneurs. Unlike other gathering and events, Mogadishu Tech Festival is all about innovation in action, and brings forward new voices of young Somali tech entrepreneurs, developers, designers and creatives who work in the country’s top cooperates and at major global brands such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle and other tech giants. Together, they will discuss and highlight creative solutions that will address – and solve – Somali’s protracted challenges through innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in real time

The Mogadishu Tech Summit will be the biggest festival ever in Somalia, and expects to bring together more than 600 delegates, 25 investors, 50+ startups, 40+ exhibitions and boot camps, pitching events, hackathons, workshops, and countless networking events all along on the sidelines.

Mogadishu Tech Summit is a marketplace to meet Somali’s tech talents, entrepreneurs, startups and investors. Whether you are an IT student, software developer, hardware Company or thinking to start a new startup, MTS offers you an inspiring space to bring your products, services and connect likeminded. Innovators, tech experts, influencers, coders, IT students and all people who are thinking outside the box will have a strong voice at the Mogadishu Tech Festival

Reasons to Attend

  • Benefit from international best practices, technical experts and insightful discussions on new Tech milestones by attending the roundtable discussions during the sessions

  • Further your innovative skills: Enhance your skills, entrepreneurship ventures and knowledge throughout the interactive high-level conference sessions.

  • Meet the right connections: Through the business matchmaking tool, schedule your meetings with who you wish to engage with during networking breaks

  • Our one-stop-shop to finding all your tech-related needs for 2019. Join industry experts from across the globe and discover what product innovations are revolutionizing operations and development in real time.

  • Strengthen networks with top industry professionals: The event is supported by the office of the mayor Mogadishu, the Govt of Somalia, iRise innovation Hub and other prominent private and public sector stakeholders and leaders from Somalia, the region, Africa and the world.

The MTS2019 Prime Minister’s Message

It’s with my utmost honor to make the opening remarks at 2nd Mogadishu Tech Summit (MTS2019) and officially welcome you to Mogadishu city. This is the second year that Mogadishu city is hosting this crucial and important summit where the young entrepreneurs, innovators, business communities, donors and private sectors are gathered to explore avenues for cooperation, partnership and building synergies to promote business opportunities and investing in Somalia. This year’s overarching theme is “Scaling Somalia Solutions: Youth-Led, Tech-Enabled aptly captures that spirit and momentum. My government is committed to supporting and investing in Somalia youth through various initiatives and mainstreamed into our national policies. My government is proud to support and be part of Mogadishu Tech Summit’s this year and last year. We appreciate that Somalia, like any other country, is unable to find the resources required to tackle this ever-growing problem without the intervention of different stakeholders. Let me conclude by acknowledging the role of international community in investing and supporting Somalia youth and this summit.

Thank you so much and welcome to Mogadishu Tech Summit 2019!