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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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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 challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened...

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MEST Innovation Market Highlights Ghanaian Innovation

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, November 15th, 2018

MEST is excited to present Ghana’s first Innovation Market in partnership with the Association of African Universities and Musiq Electronique and sponsored by Tabariyeng & Associates. Having provided entrepreneurial training to hundreds of African youth and funded over 50...

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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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