We're proud to partner with leading global and local organizations who share our mission of creating work and wealth on the continent by supporting Africa's future leaders in tech.

Case Study: custom accelerator program for African fintech startups

In September 2018, MEST partnered with French multinational bank Société Générale (SocGen) and SystemicLogic to launch a month-long accelerator program designed to take promising startups in the informal sector to the next level and offer potential partnerships with the bank.

The 500 Startups accelerator program in San Francisco has accepted 2 MEST startups, bringing the team to Silicon Valley for additional support, resources and exposure, while providing follow-on funding. MEST company Dropifi was the first African startup accepted into the program.

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Frontier Digital Ventures has invested in MEST-incubated meQasa.

Kosmos Energy and MEST launched a flagship corporate social investment programme, the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC), located in the MEST incubator in Accra. KIC is focused on supporting and inspiring entrepreneurs and innovators in the agritech sector.

Startup Chile has invested in and accepted multiple MEST portfolio companies into their Santiago-based accelerator

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The Cape Town Barclays accelerator accepted MEST startup Asoriba in 2016, providing investment and helping the brand to gain footing in South Africa after launching in Ghana.

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