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Published on Nov 25, 2014
In 2012, 25 year-old Somali entrepreneur Mohamed Mahamoud Sheik opened the first dry cleaners in Mogadishu in over 20 years, building his modern facilities from the rubble of a shelled building. He got the idea after noticing that businessmen – including the President – were taking their suits abroad just to get them cleaned, and was inspired by TEDxMogadishu 2012 speaker Ahmed Jama. Mohamed has now launched a new garden and landscape company, also the first of its kind in Somalia, which grows tulips and other flowers locally in Mogadishu.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)