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MEST and Mastercard Foundation launch program to help Ghanaian SMEs tackle challenges and scale growth

ACCRA, Ghana — MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works recently announced the launch of the MEST Scale Accelerator. The program, aimed specifically at business owners and leaders, is designed to help Small and Medium Ghanaian Enterprises (SMEs) at their growth stage to address systemic and environmental factors that hinder their access to capital and […]

Applications open for the MEST Express Accelerator Program

ACCRA, Ghana — MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation has announced that applications are open for the next two cohorts of the MEST Express Accelerator program. The 20-week acceleration program, under the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, offers free training, mentorship, resources, and support to participating startups. At the end of the program, startups in each cohort will have the […]

MEST Africa extends the application period of the class of 2022

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, (MEST Africa), on Thursday, announced that the application period for the MEST Training Program, class of 2022, has been extended to September, 17. A statement made available to the Ghana News Agency said the changes to its renowned technology entrepreneurship program were to enable applicants, especially university graduates, an […]

DIGILOGIC: The first pan European and African Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) focusing on smart logistics

ACCRA, Ghana — February 2021: The EC has granted EUR 1.9 million to DIGILOGIC, a three-year Horizon 2020 project to boost cooperation and long-term, sustainable partnerships between European and African Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), paving the way for innovators, startups, and SMEs to jointly develop smart logistics solutions in close cooperation with industries and investors. […]

Kenyan fintech startup WayaWaya one of three to win $50k at the MEST Africa Summit 2019

This article is part one of a three-part series focusing on the 2019 MEST Africa Challenge winners. When applications to the 2019 MEST Africa Challenge (MAC) opened early this year, WayaWaya Ltd was one of the top 10 finalists chosen from hundreds of Kenyan startups. The fintech startup that provides one account to combine your bank, mobile wallet, and SACCO, and […]

Ghana based startup OZÉ named one of three winners of $50k at the MEST Africa Summit 2019

This article is part one of a three-part series focusing on the 2019 MEST Africa Challenge winners. Back in February, ten top Ghanian startups were chosen to compete to pitch their business ideas as part of the MEST Africa Challenge 2019. Judges selected OZÉ,  a platform that equips small business owners with the information to make data-driven decisions to help them […]

MEST Africa Summit 2019 names South Africa’s Snode Technologies one of three startups to win $50k

This article is part one of a three-part series focusing on the 2019 MEST Africa Challenge winners. This year, the annual MEST Africa Challenge competition selected ten top South African startups to pitch their businesses to a board of local judges for the opportunity to compete in the finals at the MEST Africa Summit 2019. Snode Technologies, a cybersecurity and intelligence business that leverages […]