It's a Guest Lecture week at MEST!Today at MEST, we are excited to have 4 very interesting guest speakers for our Guest Lectures. Here's a brief on their profiles:
Rik Thorbecke: Chief Financial Officer at Meltwater Group. Before Meltwater, Rik was Chief strategy officer at Plastic Logic.
Adam Jackson: Founder and chief Product officer, Driverside.com, a venture-backed startup focused on helping people make better decisions about owning and maintaining their cars. Adam is an engineer/architect by trade, with a focus on web-based applications and large-scale data mining.
Mike Butcher: Mike Butcher is the editor of TechCrunch Europe and founder of Techhub, Mike is very interested in investment and the tech start up scene in Africa and specifically Ghana.
Eric Osiakwan: Founder, Internet Research, Ghana. Eric also Founded and helped establish the Ghana New Ventures Competition, African ISP Association, Ghana ISP Association, Free and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Ghana Internet eXchange, Ghana Connect, Internet Research, International Institute for ICT Journalism, African Elections Portal, Novica West Africa, Ghana Cyber City, etc.
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Due to COVID-19, MEST postpones training program to next year and doubles down on growing portfolio companies
At MEST, we continue to be deeply concerned about COVID-19 and have been closely monitoring developments locally and globally. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our community and we will continue to follow local authority and health official guidelines.
Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic and the uncertainty that the future of travel holds, we have been unable to conduct in-person interviews and host recruitment around Africa for our next cohort. For this reason, we have taken the decision to postpone the Training Program to next year.
While these circumstances are indeed unfortunate, we see this as an exciting opportunity at MEST to double down on providing support and mentorship to our existing portfolio companies and the African ecosystem.
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