Meet MEST at the Sankalp Africa Summit and Seedstars World Final Event

admin | Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

MEST is on the move and crossing continents during the month of February!

We’ll have representation at major events in both Kenya and Switzerland, so if you’re in either country and planning on attending either the Sankalp Africa Summit or Seedstars World Final Event, we’d love to get in touch: incubator@meltwater.org.

Here’s a look at MEST’s involvement at each event:

Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya (February 4-6)

Put on by Intellecap, Sankalp Africa Summit convenes global inclusive development dialogues with entrepreneurs, impact investors, corporates and governments to discuss this year’s theme of Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Towards an Inclusive Africa.

MEST will have representation there from the MEST incubator and we’re especially looking forward to participating in a Pre-Summit Workshop on Startup Incubation organized by Sankalp, AfriLabs and Impact Hub.

We’ll have a chance to exchange notes on the different ways incubators and accelerators across the continent are providing support to early stage entrepreneurs and creating pathways for enterprises to graduate from one stage of the enterprise lifecycle to the other.

You can follow the Summit via @SanKalpForum and #SFAfrica

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Seedstars World Final Event in Geneva, Switzerland (February 4-6)

For the past nine months, Seedstars global pitch competition has toured the world in search of the most innovative tech startups, reviewed over 1,500 applications and assessed 500 pitches.

Only 36 startups have made it through this meticulous selection process—and we’re proud to support MEST portfolio company Beam who has made it to the finals and stands to earn up to $500k in funding. Be sure to meet up with them to discuss all things Bitcoin, remittances, and mobile money in Africa.

Founder of MEST, Jørn Lyseggen will also be a presenter at Seedstars; you can catch him on stage talking about entrepreneurship and investing in emerging markets.

You can follow the Final Pitch event via @seedstarsworld and #SSWFinal15

Again, drop us a line at incubator@meltwater.org to get in touch—or check out the action via our Twitter page @MESTghana. We hope to see you at either event!

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