People of MEST

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On the 8th of February 2019, Social Media Week Lagos held the Launched in Africa Pitch Fest. Considered one of the highlights of Social Media Week Lagos, the competition is a platform for promising African-led early-stage startups to showcase...

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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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When I got an offer to work for a Pan-African digital media start up straight out of university two years ago, I jumped at the opportunity. Shortly after graduation I packed my bags, moved to the continent, and began...

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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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EIT Spotlight: Funsho Olaniyi

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, January 7th, 2019

Every year, we welcome a new cohort of exceptional EITs to MEST. This year our cohort came from 12 different countries with a variety of backgrounds. Each EIT has a unique reason for coming to MEST as well as...

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Complete Farmer Co-Founder and COO, and member of the MEST family, Charles Ofosuhene. He was a dear friend, devoted entrepreneur and vital part of the MEST and KIC...

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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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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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The Journey to MEST

MEST | Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

This post was written by MEST EIT Bekithemba Ngulube. Born in Zimbabwe, Beki grew up in Botswana and has spent most of his adult life in South Africa. He studied economics and has experience in Research & Strategy Consulting...

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One Semester, Next A MESTer

MEST | Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

This post was contributed by Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra, a Ghanaian entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. He is a full-stack developer with a first degree in Computer Engineering. Kwadwo’s chief passion is advancing technology in Africa using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of...

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