People of MEST

Founder Feature: Kelvin Wachira

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, February 19th, 2018

This week we spoke with BidiiBuild CEO Kelvin Wachira. Read on to learn why Jack Ma is his tech idol and why he believes starting BidiiBuild is his greatest success.   Where are you from? I was born in...

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Founder Feature: David Tetteh

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

This week we sat down with Kudobuzz CPO David Tetteh. Read on to learn why MEST-Day-Out is his favorite memory from his time at MEST!   Where are you from? I’m from Aseseasu in the Eastern Region, a few...

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Amplify CEO Segun Adeyemi Talks FinTech in Africa

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

In 2017 Africa produced more than 300 FinTech startups. According to Disrupt Africa, these startups are active in 20 countries, focusing on everything from payments and remittances to lending and financing. African FinTech is a sector that is quickly...

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5 Questions for Qisimah CEO Sakhile Xulu

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, February 5th, 2018

Music is a common unifier around the world. On the African continent, music plays an integral role in culture and life. From the Afrobeats of Nigeria’s WizKid to Somalia’s K’naan and beyond, the African music industry is truly on...

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Founder Feature: Lady-Omega Hammond

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This week we sat down with Ampersand CEO and STEMBees cofounder Lady-Omega Hammond. Read on to learn why Bozoma Saint John is her tech idol and more!   Where are you from? I’m from Asere Dzorshie, Accra, Ghana  ...

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Founder Feature: Opeyemi Akinwoleola

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, January 22nd, 2018

This week we sat down with Dropque CEO Opeyemi Akinwoleola. Read on to learn why he believes it’s important to prioritize learning over selling in a company’s early stages.   Where are you from? I am from the picturesque...

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Founder Feature: Winnie Akoko

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

This week we sat down with Anitrack CEO Winnie Akoko. Read on to learn why Oprah Winfrey is her inspiration and why she believes it’s important to always ask for help!   Where are you from? I am from...

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Founder Feature: Ayo Dawodu

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

This week we sat down with Loystar CEO Ayo Dawodu. Read on to learn why he’s grateful for MEST!   Where are you from? I am from Lagos Island, Nigeria.   Tell me a bit about your company. At...

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Spotlight on EIT- Kevin Gawo

admin | Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

This week we sat down with EIT Kevin Gawo. Read on to learn how he new entrepreneurship was the right move to him and what kinds of business ventures he’s already tried his hand at. What were you doing...

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Founder Feature: Alfred Adusah

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

This week we sat down with BuildPals’ cofounder Alfred Adusah. Read on to learn why he admires Elon Musk and why he came to MEST! Where are you from? I am from the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Tell me...

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