Events

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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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On November 8, 2018, MEST Africa and Innocircle organized an Airbus Bizlab Aerospace Challenge Meetup in Abidjan to spotlight the budding aerospace industry in Francophone Africa, answer questions about launching a startup in the space, and introduce the Africa4Future...

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Recently, MEST Incubator Lagos sealed a significant partnership with MainOne, West Africa’s major connectivity and data services provider. Through the partnership, MainOne will provide the incubator with high-speed internet connectivity through  MainOne’s extensive fiber network. With a reputation for...

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In 2017, Transparency International reported Ghana had a score of 40/100 on their perceived level of public sector corruption scale with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 being very clean. This left Ghana ranking just above the average score...

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Airbus BizLab’s Africa4Future Challenge has returned to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened a call...

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Mentorship for Startups: How to Choose a Mentor

Nazli Allie | Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Are you looking for funding? You might think that your company is ready for investment but is your company investor ready? One thing to consider when preparing yourself for investment is to get yourself a mentor. Mentors are a...

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