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Key Takeaways: The Next Frontier San Francisco

Thea Sokolowski | Monday, May 7th, 2018

MEST Presents: The Next Frontier kicked off in San Francisco May 3rd at Meltwater Headquarters. Hot off the heels of Facebook’s F8 conference, MEST MD Aaron Fu and Director of Marketing Thea Sokolowski were joined at TNF by some...

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Announcing the MEST Africa scale-up pitch competition: Accra, Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town For 10 years, MEST has trained aspiring entrepreneurs and invested in exceptional businesses with Pan-African ambitions. These companies have gone on to enter new markets, with...

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This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018.   Strive Masiyiwa is widely known as Zimbabwe’s only billionaire. He is a philanthropist of note and a successful businessman, with...

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BlendYourLearning: Bridging the Skills Gap with EdTech

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, February 15th, 2018

MEST alum Ugo Chukwujiaka is currently working as the Project Manager of BlendYourLearning, a learning company that is launching its pilot program this March in Accra. We spoke to him to learn more about the company and what they’re...

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Ten Reasons We Love MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

As February is the month of love, and we’re celebrating 10 years of MEST in 2018, we reached out to our founders, fellows, staff, and EITs for ten reasons why our community loves MEST!   The Culture   “I...

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Founder Feature: Richard Yao Baku

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, February 12th, 2018

This week we sat down with InvestXD cofounder Richard Yao Baku. Read on to learn some of his favorite memories from MEST and more about his love of waakye!   Where are you from? I am from Havé in...

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Founder Feature: Jerry Akanyi-King

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

MEST helped me meet my co-founders, without whom TransGov wouldn’t exist today, as well as a lot of other smart, passionate, and interesting people who are now some of my very best friends and colleagues. I cannot overstate how...

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