People of MEST

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MEST Incubator Cape Town’s Soap-Box Sessions are monthly events that welcome our members to take the stand, talk about what their startups are up to, what services and products they offer and what their company needs are. Together with...

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MEST Member Feature: FinChatBot

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

MEST Incubator Cape Town is home to tech entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses. Today we spoke to one of our members, Romain Diaz – co-founder of FinChatBot – to find out how they use AI to impact the insurance...

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Not many entrepreneurs can say they’ve attended a hackathon on a plane, but now thanks to Royal Air Maroc several of the MEST entrepreneurs have been able to do just that! Earlier this month, Royal Air Maroc in partnership...

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The Value of Community in Creating Change

Guest Contributor | Thursday, April 12th, 2018

This post was written by Jakub Byc, a MEST Incubator Accra Fellow, with Engineers Without Borders Canada.   There’s a saying at MEST: “Once a MEST-er, always a MEST-er.” That phrase was one of the first axioms I heard...

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This post was written by Celine Duros, our Director of Operations, who has been with MEST since 2014.   Crossing the symbolic bridge that separates the MEST Incubator Accra and the Training Program HQ, each morning, I can often...

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Ghana, 5th April 2018 – Qisimah is proud to announce that it won the 2017 Most Innovative Start-up Award at the World Summit Awards (Vienna, March 26th). Increased internet penetration and the rise of streaming services has brought African-made...

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How to Build a Successful Pitch

Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018.   A capstone at MEST is a four or six week project during which  entrepreneurs in training (EITs) produce a business...

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This year marks 10 years since MEST launched in 2008, and that means 10 years of memories. We’ve had ten classes of MEST entrepreneurs, over 60 international fellows, and expanded our footprint across the continent. This week MEST fellows,...

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Founder Feature: Saviour Enyam K. Dzage

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Church CRM tool Asoriba, a member of the MEST Incubator Accra, has been turning heads with their innovative solution for church management. Currently, they’re in the process of scaling across the continent. Today they operate in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya...

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Black Panther: Changing the African Narrative

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

This article was contributed by Eyram Tawia, CEO of Leti Arts. Having entered MEST in 2008, Eyram was one of the first MEST teaching fellows, and is the co-founder of the first funded MEST portfolio company. He has worked...

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