MEST Named Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Africa for 2015

admin | Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hot off the presses: MEST has been named by Fast Company as the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa in 2015.

Fast Company’s “Most Innovative” issue is one of the publication’s most significant editorial efforts of the year honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. Editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe and as an organization, MEST gone through extensive interview processes. The resulting package emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, nimble business models, an ethos of sustainability, and a culture of creativity.

We’re incredibly thrilled to make the list!

With MEST-incubated Leti Arts also making a debut on the top 10 list, we must say we’re in great company. Other innovative companies from Africa to make the cut include e-commerce site Konga, employment website Jobberman, pay-as-you-go solar-energy service M-KOPA, social enterprise Praekelt Foundation and virtual tutor Eneza Education (co-founded by two former members of Nairobi’s iHub community).

For comparison’s sake, Warby Parker (the “first great made-on-the-Internet brand), Apple, Alibaba, Google and Instagram made Fast Company’s Top 5 of the total 50 listed.

Fast Company itself is the regarded as the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design.

We’re excited to see more recognition of the emergent technology ecosystem in Ghana and West Africa. There’s so much more to do, but for now, a huge thank you to everyone who is helping put African startups and innovation on the map.

Onwards and upwards,

The MEST Team