An Insightful Recap and Full Picture Album from the She Started It Screening for Female Entrepreneurs

by on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, filed under EventsSchool

She Started It. She’s starting it. She’s gonna start it – Entrepreneurship through a woman’s eyes I’ve never been much for the women empowerment movement. For various personal reasons I would say. I’ve always been apprehensive about any event or blog or book that particularly largely emphasized ‘female agenda’ as I described it. Strange I’d Read More

The Geeks on a Plane Stop at MEST on their Africa-wide tour

by on Monday, March 27th, 2017, filed under EventsIncubatorSchool

On Saturday, 25 March 2017, Dave McClure, Monique Woodard (Partners at 500 Startups) and other Geeks on a Plane made a stop at MEST as part of their first ever tour of sub-Saharan Africa. They stopped at MEST in Ghana, right after exploring the vibrant tech ecosystem in Lagos, Nigeria. Geeks on a Plane is Read More

3 Lessons We Took Home From The MEST Lagos Fireside Chat 2.0

by on Friday, February 24th, 2017, filed under EventsIncubator

Last weekend, the MEST Lagos Incubator held its first event in 2017, a fireside chat centred around Branding and Marketing Strategies for Startups. For over 180 minutes, Bode Pedro, Ferdy Adimefe, Dotun Olowoporoku and Neku Atawodi-Edun were engaged in insightful conversations with a very inquisitive and diverse audience of startup founders, aspiring entrepreneurs and friends Read More

Announcing our partnership with Singularity University in the first Global Impact Challenge in West Africa

by on Monday, February 20th, 2017, filed under EventsIncubator

We are excited to announce that we, at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) have partnered with Singularity University (SU), a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, to launch the SingularityU Global Impact Challenge in West Africa. Singularity University (SU) has hosted many successful Global Impact Challenges since 2010 in Read More

MEST Partners With CodeBus Africa To Run Creative Coding Workshops For Local Students

by on Friday, February 10th, 2017, filed under EventsSchool

MEST joins CodeBus to organise a 100-day tech tour in celebration of 100 Years of Finland Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and CodeBus Africa partner with other leading educational and technology organizations this month to run creative coding workshops for local students in Accra. This collaboration is part of the CodeBus Africa project, a Read More

Recap: MEST at SLAY Festival with She Leads Africa

by on Thursday, January 26th, 2017, filed under EventsWomen in Tech

Last Saturday, January 21 2017, MEST partnered with She Leads Africa to host the Breakfast With Leading Women In Tech, the kickoff session of SheLeads’ SLAY Festival 2017. She Leads Africa (SLA) is a fast-growing, tight-knit community of young, driven, entrepreneurial women who meet regularly, exchange resources and pull each other up the ladder of Read More