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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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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.   Crafting the perfect pitch deck   The day started with Ashwin Ravichandran, MEST Incubator Accra...

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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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