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A Tale of Data, Communities and Opportunities

Ulrich Mabou | Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

How MEST is supporting the growth of a data science & AI community in Ghana This post was written by Ulrich Mabou, an Entrepreneur-in-Training in MEST Africa’s 2019 cohort. Back in September last year, I wrote here about the importance for...

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Last week on Tuesday, March 26, MEST Cape Town welcomed members of the community to join us for coffee and the first Community Conversation of 2019. We were excited to have Jessie Scheepers, Head of People at Pleo, in...

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Another quarter has come to a close, and the MEST community came together for yet another exciting Guest Lecture Weekend. MEST staff, portfolio companies, alumni and guests gathered in Accra from across the world to hear the latest ideas...

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On February 27 and 28, 2019, MEST welcomed nearly 400 guests to watch semi-finalists from the annual MEST Africa Challenge pitch for the chance to become the regional winner in Abidjan, Accra, Cape Town, Lagos and Nairobi. From nearly...

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This post was contributed by MEST Class of 2020 EIT Faderr Johm. Faderr is a waste management and urban development expert that has recently ventured into tech entrepreneurship at MEST. He wants to deploy tech solutions to build businesses that...

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On the 8th of February 2019, Social Media Week Lagos held the Launched in Africa Pitch Fest. Considered one of the highlights of Social Media Week Lagos, the competition is a platform for promising African-led early-stage startups to showcase...

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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between MEST Lagos and Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm! This partnership will provide free workshops for entrepreneurs in the Nigerian space. Please reach out to us for enquiries...

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The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its second year, offering up to $50k in equity investment for startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire. NAIROBI, Kenya, January 14, 2019: Today MEST Africa announces the launch...

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A Look Back on 2018 at MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Friday, January 11th, 2019

2018 was a big year at MEST! From celebrating our tenth anniversary all year long to launching exciting partnerships with organizations like Facebook and Klarity, we’ve seen some incredible growth and continued striving toward our mission. The year featured...

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On November 8, 2018, MEST Africa and Innocircle took to Lagos to organize a conversation with key experts around the impact of the aerospace industry in Nigeria.  The meetup was an extension of the #Africa4Future Initiative, a joint acceleration...

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