TEDxAccra Women 2016 Partners With MEST #ItsAboutTime

by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, filed under EventsSchoolWomen in Tech

We partnered with TEDxAccra Women to offer a fast-tracked pre-screening process for TEDx women attendees who are considering or have ever considered building a career or chasing an opportunity in the tech industry. There was a big turn out at the TEDx Women event held at the British High Commissioner’s Residence on Friday, 28 October, and Read More

MEST Hosts Annual Africa Technology Summit In Lagos

by on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, filed under EventsIncubatorSchool

Following the success of last year’s annual Africa Tech Summit (ATS), MEST is proud to announce its entry into the mega city to host the second annual ATS on December 6-7 in Lagos, Nigeria. Introduced through a series of themed panels and keynote presentations, this year’s ATS discussions will identify and explore the key players Read More

Two AgriTech Startups receive US$100,000 from KOSMOS and Incubation at MEST

by on Monday, October 3rd, 2016, filed under EventsIncubator

Accra, GHANA – September 29, 2016 – Earlier in March this year, Kosmos Energy in partnership with MEST launched a new flagship corporate social investment programme, the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) and the KIC AgriTech Challenge, in Accra with the aim of nurturing the development of market-based solutions developed by young Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs addressing 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

What It Was Like to Experience a MEST Graduation (from a Meltwater Employee)

by on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, filed under EventsSchool

Jasmine Cheema is a Senior Growth Executive for Meltwater India and lives in New Delhi. Because of her sales results at Meltwater in 2015, she was selected as one of Meltwater’s Global Top 10 Salespeople (which is the Top 10 in every region around the globe). Every year the Top 10 Salespeople at Meltwater convene together for Read More

MEST Class of 2016-A Graduates!

by on Monday, June 27th, 2016, filed under Events

In 2014, MEST searched high and low for the brightest minds and budding entrepreneurs in Ghana as always–and for the first time ever, we recruited Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) from Nigeria, powered by a generous partnership with Nigeria-based Interswitch. All incoming Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) received a full scholarship to a one-year entrepreneurial training program that blends an MBA-type Read More