MEST Women and their Global Impact

by on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, filed under IdeasWomen in Tech

Culled From Our Mother Org: 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 Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EIT) are having. This is especially true when it comes to looking at the role Read More

Recap: MEST at SLAY Festival with She Leads Africa

by on Thursday, January 26th, 2017, filed under EventsWomen in Tech

Last Saturday, January 21 2017, MEST partnered with She Leads Africa to host the Breakfast With Leading Women In Tech, the kickoff session of SheLeads’ SLAY Festival 2017. She Leads Africa (SLA) is a fast-growing, tight-knit community of young, driven, entrepreneurial women who meet regularly, exchange resources and pull each other up the ladder of Read More

TEDxAccra Women 2016 Partners With MEST #ItsAboutTime

by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, filed under EventsSchoolWomen in Tech

We partnered with TEDxAccra Women to offer a fast-tracked pre-screening process for TEDx women attendees who are considering or have ever considered building a career or chasing an opportunity in the tech industry. There was a big turn out at the TEDx Women event held at the British High Commissioner’s Residence on Friday, 28 October, and Read More

One of MEST’s Fierce Women: Meet Dziffa Akua Ametam

by on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, filed under SchoolWomen in Tech

Dziffa Akua Ametam is one of MEST’s new Communications Fellows. She’s also an entrepreneur, founder of, a social enterprise that increases the global reach of local businesses by providing them with branding, marketing, and distribution services. Dziffa was awarded the 2014 Entrepreneur of the year by African Youth Excellence, named Top 30 Under 30 Read More

Tress: Young Women In Tech Making Magic

by on Friday, August 26th, 2016, filed under IncubatorWomen in Tech

This all-women startup has received international acclaim and funding from top accelerators – MEST and Y-Combinator. Started in Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), they came together with a love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. Hear them share their experiences about working with their girlfriends, and breaking international boundaries as African women in Read More

Recap of MEST Event: Garden Chat With MEST Women In Technology

by on Thursday, August 25th, 2016, filed under EventsWomen in Tech

MEST aspires to grow the number of women in tech participating in the MEST training programme and who are a part of the tech ecosystem in Africa. We have been fortunate to have our efforts yield results – from 10% female entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) in 2008 to 30% in 2015. We aim to get to 50% Read More