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Vineet Kumar, one of our most loved Incubator Fellows, leaves MEST this March after a year-long contract with us supporting our tech entrepreneurs and companies. Originally from India, an avid traveler and startup enthusiast, Vineet threw himself heartily into...

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MEST, my greatest adventure so far

admin | Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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...

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Life at MEST as a Fellow

Kelechi Udoagwu | Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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...

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Tolstoy Farm

admin | Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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.’...

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It's a fun story about a date-driven project with high stakes, many stakeholders, and drama throughout. Sound familiar, software development folks? Here are a few takeaways from the movie about engineering gracefully under pressure.

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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.

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

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How To Fundraise With Pipedrive

admin | Friday, January 30th, 2015

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...

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In this interview, The Code School founder Dayo Osikoya, explains why he started an intensive beginner-friendly coding school in Accra, and why all Ghanaians should learn how to code.

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MEST is on the move and crossing borders in February! Come meet members of the MEST team and our portfolio companies at the Sankalp Africa Summit and the Seedstars World Final Event.

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