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This article was contributed by Niko Uusitalo, who has been working at Meltwater in various sales and marketing roles since 2013, and is visiting MEST as an Incubator Fellow for the fall. He has been awarded for individual top...

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This post was contributed by Shepherd Yaw Morttey, a Ghanaian entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. An established tech blogger and SEO expert, he has helped businesses in Accra maximise local SEO to improve reach, engagement, and conversion. He is passionate about...

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This post was contributed by Ropafadzo Musvaire,  a Zimbabwean entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. An established toastmaster and public speaker, she has chaired and moderated several events. She has experience in business operations, and is passionate about empowering and creating opportunities...

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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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Recently, the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program brought together 200 emerging leaders from across the African continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities. The group heard from an incredible lineup of speakers...

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This post was written by Ali Noormohamed, a fellow at the MEST Incubator Accra. In July, MEST participated in the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on the Ghana Open Data Portal Development. The event, organized by SBC4D and Mobile Web Ghana, brought...

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  Last week MEST Business Teaching Fellow Kerry Sinclair and South Africa Regional Director Victoria Jackson went to Lesotho to carry out  the UNDP & FinMark Trust Hackathon focused on financial innovation and inclusion. The hackathon was a multi-stakeholder...

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Stress Management for Entrepreneurs

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Pursuing an entrepreneurial career is a rewarding path for many, who love the ability to be their own boss, the opportunity to innovate, and all the perks that come with the entrepreneurial lifestyle. However, being an entrepreneur also comes...

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How AgriTech Products are Changing Agriculture

Guest Contributor | Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

This post was written by Henry Duckworth, an intern at the MEST Incubator Accra. In 2015, the world population was 7.3 billion. According to the UN, it is expected that the global population will reach 8.5 billion by 2030,...

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This post was written by Quentin Mareuse, an intern at the MEST Incubator Accra.  Africa’s booming population, increasing urbanization, and abundance of high-growth economies have produced much speculation about the continent’s potential to drive global economic growth in this...

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