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This past June, Société Générale, a French multinational bank, launched the second edition of its Tam-Tam hackathon. Following the inaugural program held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire last year, applications for this round were accepted from across the African continent...

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Recently, MEST Head of Global Operations Celine Duros traveled to Tunis, Tunisia for Afric’Up, a Tunisian initiative for the benefit of African startups. Organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, the event featured speakers and...

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Following the UNDP and FinMark Trust financial innovation and inclusion hackathon in Lesotho; MEST carried out the second block of the initiative in September. The first block included a hackathon which was a multi-stakeholder event involving donors as well...

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Toulouse, 30 October 2018 – Airbus BizLab’s #Africa4Future Challenge returns 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 global powerhouse today announced the...

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Recently, MEST Portfolio Company and winner of the KIC AgriTech Challenge 2017 Complete Farmer headed to Casablanca, Morocco for the seventh edition of DEMO Africa. Having won the DEMO Africa pitch competition for Ghana, the team had the opportunity...

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Last weekend, six EITs from team ‘Trailblazers’ – Vivian Opondoh, Jacques Amatcha, Jamila Jawula, Kenneth Simpson, Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra, and Moses Amadu – took home the prize at the NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon held in Ghana.   During the...

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On Friday, 28 September, the MEST Incubator Accra organized an all-day workshop on how to create the perfect pitch, featuring our in-house experts.   Crafting the perfect pitch deck   The day started with Ashwin Ravichandran, MEST Incubator Accra...

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CodeSpace Students Win M2Hack with Merck and MEST

Nazli Allie | Friday, September 28th, 2018

The weekend of 8th and 9th September kicked off the MEST and Merck M2Hack at the MEST Incubator in Cape Town. The hackathon brought together a lively mix of students, entrepreneurs and industry experts to work towards a common...

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MEST Guest Lectures and Class of 2018 Graduation

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

2018 marks MEST Africa’s 10th year in operation and another successful year for our graduating class of Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs). Last month, 58 EITs from 6 countries successfully completed the programme to become the 11th graduating class. This year’s cohort...

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AgroInnova Wins at Pitch AgriHack

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Recently, the AgriTech community gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for Pitch AgriHack, part of the African Green Revolution Forum. Organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Pitch...

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