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MEST Member Feature: FinChatBot

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

MEST Incubator Cape Town is home to tech entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses. Today we spoke to one of our members, Romain Diaz – co-founder of FinChatBot – to find out how they use AI to impact the insurance...

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Not many entrepreneurs can say they’ve attended a hackathon on a plane, but now thanks to Royal Air Maroc several of the MEST entrepreneurs have been able to do just that! Earlier this month, Royal Air Maroc in partnership...

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The MEST Incubator Cape Town is part of the Pan-African MEST community of entrepreneurs and innovators working within technology, venture capital, digital and media with the goal of bringing together the brightest minds in each field. Community Conversations is...

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ACCRA, Ghana, 10th April, 2018 – Kudobuzz,  a company that develops marketing apps for ecommerce businesses has acquired RetailTower, an ecommerce product that helps online merchants sell across multiple shopping engines. This is the second acquisition for Kudobuzz this...

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The Value of Community in Creating Change

Guest Contributor | Thursday, April 12th, 2018

This post was written by Jakub Byc, a MEST Incubator Accra Fellow, with Engineers Without Borders Canada.   There’s a saying at MEST: “Once a MEST-er, always a MEST-er.” That phrase was one of the first axioms I heard...

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Ghana, 5th April 2018 – Qisimah is proud to announce that it won the 2017 Most Innovative Start-up Award at the World Summit Awards (Vienna, March 26th). Increased internet penetration and the rise of streaming services has brought African-made...

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How Technology is Educating and Empowering Women

Nosa Omusi | Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day. It is a day set aside to focus on women’s rights and to celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women across the world. This year’s theme was #PressForProgress, a...

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Founder Feature: Saviour Enyam K. Dzage

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Church CRM tool Asoriba, a member of the MEST Incubator Accra, has been turning heads with their innovative solution for church management. Currently, they’re in the process of scaling across the continent. Today they operate in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya...

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Open Data: Why it Matters

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

On Saturday, March 3rd, techies all around the world will gather to celebrate Open Data Day. This year’s Open Data Day focuses on four key areas: open research data, tracking public money flows, open mapping, and data for equal...

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Agro Innova Wins Partnership with GIZ

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

“The core of our business is to maximize efficiency for the agricultural industry through the power of technology. The GIZ competition means that we are getting the chance to empower smallholder farmers to diversify their income and improve their...

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