People of MEST

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This post was contributed by Ropafadzo Musvaire,  a Zimbabwean entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. An established toastmaster and public speaker, she has chaired and moderated several events. She has experience in business operations, and is passionate about empowering and creating opportunities...

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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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EIT Spotlight: Gloria Kaguo

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, October 1st, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019 – our most Pan-African cohort yet. Several members of the new class are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come...

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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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EIT Spotlight: Ada Tapily

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, September 24th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019 – our most Pan-African cohort yet. Several members of the new class are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come...

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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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EIT Spotlight: Ulrich Mabou

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019. Several members of the new cohort are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come to MEST. We took the opportunity...

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EIT Spotlight: Ahmed Madani

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019. Several members of the new cohort are among the first people from their home countries to come to MEST. We took the opportunity...

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Recently, the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program brought together 200 emerging leaders from across the African continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities. The group heard from an incredible lineup of speakers...

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The MEST Intern Experience: Quentin Mareuse

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

For eight weeks this summer, Quentin Mareuse joined the team at the MEST Incubator Accra. We spoke to him to learn what he learned during his time at MEST and what advice he has for future MEST interns!  ...

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