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Startup 101: From Idea to Launch

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

This article was contributed by Solomon Omani-Mensah and Richmond Bennah of The Pitch Hub Ghana. By 2050, Africa will become the world’s most youthful continent. This means that a greater part of the workforce will be predominantly youths. Given...

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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 organized an Airbus Bizlab Aerospace Challenge Meetup in Abidjan to spotlight the budding aerospace industry in Francophone Africa, answer questions about launching a startup in the space, and introduce the Africa4Future...

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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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Airbus BizLab’s Africa4Future Challenge has returned to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened a call...

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Airbus BizLab’s Africa4Future Challenge returns to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The challenge launched in Toulouse, France in October 2018, and opened...

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Toulouse, 30 October 2018 – Airbus BizLab’s #Africa4Future Challenge returns to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The global powerhouse today announced the...

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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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Linda Nanan Vallee is the Senior Advisor in charge of innovation, new ICT jobs and accompanying startups at Côte d’Ivoire’s Digital Economy Ministry and the Post. Over the past few years, she has focused efforts on bringing ICT education...

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