MEST, my greatest adventure so far

by on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, filed under Ideas

I have been working for Meltwater for just over three years now, and one of the things I most appreciate about the experience is the fact that I have had an opportunity to meet so many different kinds of people from so many different walks of life all over the world. New York, San Francisco, Read More


Life at MEST as a Fellow

by on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, filed under IdeasIncubator

When I decided to take up the fellowship at MEST, I clearly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had heard a lot of stories about Africa. My friends clearly warned me, are you sure you want to go Africa? But there was one aspect that hugely motivated me and this was Read More


Tolstoy Farm

by on Thursday, June 16th, 2016, filed under Ideas

Tolstoy Farm was an ‘experiment in truth’ that started in Africa. It was a laboratory and a training ground for Gandhi and the early Satyagraha movement in South Africa. Your startups at MEST are also little ‘experiments in truth.’ Albeit, in the explicit search of economic truth through customer validation and early revenue generation – Read More


One Semester at MEST: Time Flies When You’re Super Busy and Having Fun!

by on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, filed under IdeasSchoolWomen in Tech

When you put smart and highly ambitious Ghanaian and Nigerian youths in an environment with resources to make them achieve more and become better, they will thrive and work really hard to maximise the opportunity.


From MEST to Oxford: Thea’s Journey In Tech

by on Friday, January 30th, 2015, filed under IdeasWomen in Tech

Thea Sokolowski, Oxford MBA candidate and former MEST Business fellow talks women and technology.


How To Fundraise With Pipedrive

by on Friday, January 30th, 2015, filed under Ideas

Back in 2012, all of us at Pipedrive CRM system were working hard to fundraise for our seed round. In the end we succeeded, and along the way we learned some valuable lessons on the steps you need to take in order to successfully raise funds, as well as how to use tools to manage Read More


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