People of MEST

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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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Recently, MEST Head of Global Operations Celine Duros traveled to Tunis, Tunisia for Afric’Up, a Tunisian initiative for the benefit of African startups. Organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, the event featured speakers and...

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Following the UNDP and FinMark Trust financial innovation and inclusion hackathon in Lesotho; MEST carried out the second block of the initiative in September. The first block included a hackathon which was a multi-stakeholder event involving donors as well...

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Recently, MEST Portfolio Company and winner of the KIC AgriTech Challenge 2017 Complete Farmer headed to Casablanca, Morocco for the seventh edition of DEMO Africa. Having won the DEMO Africa pitch competition for Ghana, the team had the opportunity...

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On the 19th of October, Seedstars held the Nigeria edition of its global startup competition, Seedstars World. Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests in emerging market startups though its exclusive startup competition, with finals held in Switzerland. This year,...

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Last weekend, six EITs from team ‘Trailblazers’ – Vivian Opondoh, Jacques Amatcha, Jamila Jawula, Kenneth Simpson, Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra, and Moses Amadu – took home the prize at the NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon held in Ghana.   During the...

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On October 23rd, MEST welcomed visitors from the Mastercard Foundation. Not only did the group include Mastercard Foundation staff, but also Mastercard Foundation Program Managers for various universities throughout the world including Edinburgh University, UC Berkeley, University of Cape...

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