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Ismahan Mohamed

Ismahan Mohamed

Mentor at SIMAD iLab
Mogadishu, Somalia

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


I am deeply interested in mentoring because I believe in the power of support and guidance to catalyze entrepreneurial success, particularly among women in tech. Having graduated in Finance and started my own businesses, I understand the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face firsthand. My focus areas include fostering innovation, strategic business development, and empowering women through mentorship. I am passionate about creating inclusive ecosystems where women entrepreneurs can thrive, access funding, and scale their ventures. Through mentorship, I aim to contribute to building resilient business models and driving sustainable growth across Africa’s startup ecosystem.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent

I am driven to mentor because I am passionate about giving back to the startup ecosystem and supporting emerging entrepreneurs on their journey. Having benefited from mentorship myself, I understand its transformative impact in navigating challenges and seizing opportunities. I derive great satisfaction from sharing my knowledge and experiences to help others succeed. Moreover, mentoring allows me to continuously learn about new industries and innovative businesses, which fuels my curiosity and expands my professional horizons. Building connections through mentorship not only enriches my network but also opens doors for collaboration and partnerships that benefit both myself and the organizations I represent. Ultimately, mentoring is a rewarding way for me to contribute to a more vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial community.