Innovative Entrepreneurship

Diversify your investments portfoliowith competitive startups in East Africa. Gain insight into startups risks,
rewards, equity, shares and more!

Community Empowerment

Africa is an everothriving continent full of vibrant innovative people. Somo has joined with the people of East Africa to develop entrepreneurs that will help improve under-developed communities. We have raised funds and resources to contribute to the Somo mission

Building Businesses

We believe that the best way to build a thriving economy is to invest in entrepreneurs. That's why we connect projects that matter with investors that care, so that they can succeed together!

Creating Jobs

Connecting Projects That Matter To Investors Who Care

Somo supports micro and small business owners with everything they need to grow, be sustainable, and create more jobs in their communities. Somo envisions a world where local entrepreneurs are provided the resources- knowledge, financing and markets- needed to create real change.

Somo is the root of a Swahili word meaning "lesson".
We are called Somo because we all have lessons to learn from each other.
Visionary entrepreneurs exist in marginalized communities around the world.
Somo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and pledges that
100% of donations go to funding our entrepreneurs.

Enabling Kenya's
Growing Startups







Somo Entrepreneurs

Discover what Somo's entrepreneurs have developed for their communities

Education Startups

Revolutionizing the way in which Africa improves student outcomes to enhance individualized education

Agricultural Startups

Delivering a better agronomic results to farmers and consumers

Service Startups

Providing solutions and systems to improve the quality of life of others


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& advisory programs


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Somo taught me so much!

Through Somo Academy, I have learnt so much about maintaining my own business. I hav grown very much as an entrepreneur with the help of Somo and my business has now four Investors

-Meryl Y.


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