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Recently, Complete Farmer announced that they will be expanding to Cote d’Ivoire in quarter three of 2019. Having entered the MEST Portfolio in October 2017 through the KIC AgriTech Challenge, Complete Farmer, in just over a year, has taken...

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Lessons on Product Market Fit

MEST | Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

This post was contributed by MEST Class of 2019 EIT Kayode Daniel. Kayode is the Community Manager of Product School in Accra. He is passionate about all things Product Management and has his eyes set on building products people...

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10 startups selected for #Africa4Future accelerator

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

We are excited to announce the 10 startups selected for the Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future Accelerator! #Africa4Future is a joint initiative between Airbus Bizlab and GIZ’s Make IT in Africa initiative, together with MEST and South African based innovation consultancy...

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Leti Arts Wins World Summit Award

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

We’re excited to announce that MEST company Leti Arts has won a World Summit Award in the Culture and Tourism Category. Leti Arts was the very first funded MEST Portfolio Company, and they are following in the footsteps of...

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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between MEST Lagos and Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm! This partnership will provide free workshops for entrepreneurs in the Nigerian space. Please reach out to us for enquiries...

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A Look Back on 2018 at MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Friday, January 11th, 2019

2018 was a big year at MEST! From celebrating our tenth anniversary all year long to launching exciting partnerships with organizations like Facebook and Klarity, we’ve seen some incredible growth and continued striving toward our mission. The year featured...

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On November 8, 2018, MEST Africa and Innocircle took to Lagos to organize a conversation with key experts around the impact of the aerospace industry in Nigeria.  The meetup was an extension of the #Africa4Future Initiative, a joint acceleration...

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Bizlynx, the network of investors, corporates and SMEs brought to you by NexInnova and MEST was launched on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at Kukun in Osu with Vodafone Business Solutions as the headline sponsor. Bizlynx’s purpose is to forge business...

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Figma Africa Nairobi (UX With Zeddy)

MEST | Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

This post was contributed by MEST Class of 2018 alumna Gathigia Njiiri. Thursday 13th December, on a calm evening … down here in Nairobi, Figma Africa community gathered to learn and discuss designing for innovation. How do you start, how...

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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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