MEST Recruiting the Next Generation of Globally Successful Entrepreneurs in South Africa

by on Monday, January 16th, 2017, filed under IncubatorSchool

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is calling South African techies and entrepreneurs to join its next dynamic cohort of trainees, with the opportunity to become world-class software developers and receive funding for their tech startups by entering the fully sponsored year-long program in Accra, Ghana which begins August 2017. Joining the program exposes the Read More

MEST Partners with SAP XM on the #EmpowerTech Christmas Crowdfunding Campaign

by on Monday, December 12th, 2016, filed under IncubatorSchool

#EmpowerTech with SAP XM & MEST – A Christmas Crowdfunding Campaign People and technology are the global drivers for economic empowerment. With the right support, people anywhere in the world can achieve anything. This Christmas, SAP Exchange Media and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) have come together to create the “#EmpowerTech Crowdfunding Campaign” Read More

Payments startup, Amplify removes all transaction charges for Nigerian businesses

by on Thursday, October 13th, 2016, filed under Incubator

As part of its mission to support Nigerian businesses, Nigerian payments company Amplify (MEST incubatee) has launched a Zero Transaction Charge campaign, where no transaction charges will be applied on businesses that sign up on Amplify and go live between October 12th and November 30th, 2016. For these businesses, Amplify will process their first One Read More

One of MEST’s Fierce Women: Meet Dziffa Akua Ametam

by on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, filed under SchoolWomen in Tech

Dziffa Akua Ametam is one of MEST’s new Communications Fellows. She’s also an entrepreneur, founder of, a social enterprise that increases the global reach of local businesses by providing them with branding, marketing, and distribution services. Dziffa was awarded the 2014 Entrepreneur of the year by African Youth Excellence, named Top 30 Under 30 Read More

Tress: Young Women In Tech Making Magic

by on Friday, August 26th, 2016, filed under IncubatorWomen in Tech

This all-women startup has received international acclaim and funding from top accelerators – MEST and Y-Combinator. Started in Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), they came together with a love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. Hear them share their experiences about working with their girlfriends, and breaking international boundaries as African women in Read More

Recap of MEST Event: Garden Chat With MEST Women In Technology

by on Thursday, August 25th, 2016, filed under EventsWomen in Tech

MEST aspires to grow the number of women in tech participating in the MEST training programme and who are a part of the tech ecosystem in Africa. We have been fortunate to have our efforts yield results – from 10% female entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) in 2008 to 30% in 2015. We aim to get to 50% Read More