Harish Vemuri, Incubator Fellow From Bain, Shares His MEST Experience

by on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, filed under IdeasIncubator

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 to partnerships and growth hacking. Harish got into MEST via the Bains Externship Program. Considering joining Read More


MEST Hosts Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer of Facebook on the MEST Campus and Incubator

by on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, filed under IncubatorSchool

Facebook’s Chief Product Officer visits Ghana to see innovation in motion 01 March 2017, Accra – Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses. The visit is part Read More


Incubator Fellow, Vineet Kumar, looks back on his time working with us at MEST

by on Monday, February 27th, 2017, filed under IdeasIncubator

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 his work here – building up our entrepreneurs and community with enthusiasm. It is with hearts 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


Facebook Product Team Finds Inspiration in MEST after Ghana Tech Tour

by on Monday, February 6th, 2017, filed under IncubatorSchool

An interview with Howard Akumiah (portrait picture below), Product Manager at Facebook. Each year, Facebook sends its team of rotational Product Managers on a global trip with the intention of studying a particular issue related to product development first-hand. In 2016, Silicon Valley PM, Howard Akumiah and his team of 12 set out to observe Read More


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