Meeting the entrepreneurs-in-training at MEST was an experience I won't forgetI would first like to extend my most sincere appreciation to the administration and staff at MEST. Our experience at your school was one of great welcome and warmth that cultivated not only great conversations, but great relationships as well.
To the students, thank you for your willingness to share your work and spread your ambition. It’s always refreshing to see passion in innovators, but it is truly exhilarating to see the same passion in students. Thank you to all those who held conversation. While these exchanges may seem trivial in the scope of the day, it is through these communications that global relations are born.
I, personally, know that my understanding of Ghanaian context and African entrepreneurship has been able to benefit from this experience. Through the opportunities provided at MEST, my own narrative of the Africa continent has been shaped and strengthened by this experience. For instance, it was through classroom discussion that I was able to witness the true, rich diversity amongst the MEST students and it was through individual conversation that diversity of thinking was displayed.
The opportunity to visit MEST was incredibly valuable to me as a student, but it was the ability to interact with passionate people that made my time at Meltwater priceless. For this pleasure, I would once again like to extend my thanks to the staff and students at MEST.
While my small time there could not capture the full impact and potential of MEST, I hope these sorts of conversations can continue to evolve and develop into true progress.
-- Kenzie Zuchowski, Wayne State University
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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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