People of MEST

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MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) in the Class of 2019 continue to win awards, gain acceptance to global programs and make strides around the world. Gloria Clement, an EIT from Tanzania, has recently been accepted into 2019’s global innovation program from...

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MEST Accra is thrilled to welcome South Africa’s Herman Martinus as a tech teaching fellow at the Training Program in HQ for a 3-month assignment. An experienced gaming and front end developer with an understanding of African markets, Herman...

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Each year, MEST welcomes a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs from all over Africa to the Training Program in Accra, Ghana. The 2019 cohort welcomed nearly 60 Entrepreneurs in Training from 12 different countries. One of these talented entrepreneurs...

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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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