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The Meltwater Foundation

The Meltwater Foundation, established in 2008, is the non-profit arm of the global media intelligence company, Meltwater. With a clear mission to foster job opportunities and stimulate economic growth in Africa through software entrepreneurship, the Foundation is based in Accra, Ghana. The flagship program, MEST, offers a 1-year specialized tech entrepreneurial training to high-caliber talent from over 22 countries including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Senegal; and invests in early to growth-stage startups.

We Provide Skills in Tech Entrepreneurship

Embark on a transformative journey with our comprehensive training program. Our curriculum is meticulously structured to impart Entrepreneurs-in-training with industry-leading strategies and practices, ensuring they are equipped to create tech enterprises that stand out in the global market.

We Support Early-stage Startups in their Journey to Success

Providing seed funding between $50k and $250k, startup support, and access to a global tech community.

We Bring the Tech and Startup Community Together

Equipping Africa’s most promising tech entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to launch and scale globally successful software companies.

Our impact


People Trained


Businesses Funded


Countries reached


Jobs created

Alumni success stories

Our Portfolio

90+ software companies tackling Africa’s biggest problems across industries

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