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Emmanuel Quartey was a mastermind at MEST – connecting stakeholders and partners, organizing ecosystem events, contributing original thought pieces and long-form product design articles, projecting just the right amount of MEST energy into everything he was a part of,...

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Harish Vemuri, a consultant from Bain and Company, spent six months with us as an Incubator Fellow. He, so generously, volunteered his time with us, working with 3 MEST Incubated startups on everything from product design, sales, financial projections...

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MEST Women and their Global Impact

Kelechi Udoagwu | Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Culled From Our Mother Org: meltwater.com At Meltwater, we hear so much about the developments at MEST that we may run the risk of being desensitized to the very real, very global impact the school, the incubator, and the...

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Dear Future Entrepreneur-in-training at MEST

Hazel Otieno | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

To all MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – future and current 🙂 Congratulations on making it into MEST. You! Out of thousands of applicants, you got into the program. It is a privilege to be here: interacting and learning with great...

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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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