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.

MEST companies receive $2,000 in AWS hosting credit when entering the incubator. MEST companies also receive free access to Amazon’s web-based and instructor-led training (normally ~$600/course) and a year of premium AWS Business Support.

DLA Piper provides pro-bono legal counsel for MEST as well as our portfolio companies

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EWB places skilled technical fellows with the MEST incubator for a fully sponsored 12-month fellowship.

Nigerian digital payments powerhouse Interswitch has sponsored Nigerian entrepreneurs-in-training over the years as well as offered support to our incubator companies entering the Nigerian market.

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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.

Microsoft has provided in-kind resources and support for entrepreneurs at the MEST incubator

Moringa School offers 15-week coding bootcamp classes, followed by career placement

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Samsung West Africa contributes to marketing, sales and and distribution for startups at the MEST incubator, helping our startups scale more quickly across the continent.

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SAP has provided financial support for MEST’s operations as well as on-the-ground consulting services.

MEST portfolio companies enjoy prioritized access to Stripe Atlas, which allows MEST teams to seamlessly establish an incorporated U.S. business entity, and accept online payments from customers anywhere in the world.

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 Vodafone’s Innovation Team is a strategic technology partner for MEST, offering in-kind fibre internet access to keep our entrepreneurs online.

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MEST Nigeria is the partner for Honeywell's Itanna accelerator program in Lagos.

MEST entrepreneurs receive access to Google developer tools to help build their products.