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Building a data driven business

MEST | Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

This post was contributed by MEST alumna Gathigia Njiiri. They say team work makes the dream work and that is why we love communities. In the same spirit, Nairobi Data Science for Business meetup was created! After a keen...

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This post was written by Tessa Pijnaker, a PHD candidate in Accra, Ghana studying entrepreneurship.   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.  ...

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Kosmos Innovation Center Wins 2018 P3 Impact Award

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC), a public-private partnership between MEST, DAI Global, and Kosmos Energy, has been chosen to receive the P3 Impact Award at this year’s Concordia Summit!   For the past five years,...

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MEST Companies Attend Enpact in Berlin

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Every year, Enpact runs an eight month long international Startup Mentoring programme that combines traditional one-on-one mentoring with unique learning opportunities in groups with entrepreneurs from around the world. The program invites 20 entrepreneurs from West Africa and 10...

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Introducing MEST Accra NewCo 2018

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The MEST Incubator Accra is excited to welcome four new innovative startups to our portfolio this September! Following successful final pitches, BACE Group, CodeIn, Jumeni, and Truckr all received seed funding and will join us at our Accra location....

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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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MEST Lagos has partnered with Honeywell Group, one of the largest diversified enterprises in Nigeria, to launch their inaugural Itanna Accelerator Program. The Itanna Accelerator kicked off on August 6th, 2018 as an innovation program for tech-enabled Nigerian startups...

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The MEST Intern Experience: Quentin Mareuse

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

For eight weeks this summer, Quentin Mareuse joined the team at the MEST Incubator Accra. We spoke to him to learn what he learned during his time at MEST and what advice he has for future MEST interns!  ...

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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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