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On the weekend of December 8th, Capstone One came to an end for the Class of 2019, with Guest Lecture Weekend featuring serial entrepreneur and founder of Onepiece and Brandbassador Thomas Adams, meQasa CEO and MEST alumnus Kelvin Nyame, and...

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Recently, MEST Incubator Lagos sealed a significant partnership with MainOne, West Africa’s major connectivity and data services provider. Through the partnership, MainOne will provide the incubator with high-speed internet connectivity through  MainOne’s extensive fiber network. With a reputation for...

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In 2017, Transparency International reported Ghana had a score of 40/100 on their perceived level of public sector corruption scale with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 being very clean. This left Ghana ranking just above the average score...

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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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Pan-African construction startup BidiiBuild, has been selected to be part of the Next 100 African Startups initiative in Egypt. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Egyptian Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC), selected MEST Portfolio Company BidiiBuild to be...

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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 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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On the 19th of October, Seedstars held the Nigeria edition of its global startup competition, Seedstars World. Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests in emerging market startups though its exclusive startup competition, with finals held in Switzerland. This year,...

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On October 23rd, MEST welcomed visitors from the Mastercard Foundation. Not only did the group include Mastercard Foundation staff, but also Mastercard Foundation Program Managers for various universities throughout the world including Edinburgh University, UC Berkeley, University of Cape...

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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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