People of MEST

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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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  Last week MEST Business Teaching Fellow Kerry Sinclair and South Africa Regional Director Victoria Jackson went to Lesotho to carry out  the UNDP & FinMark Trust Hackathon focused on financial innovation and inclusion. The hackathon was a multi-stakeholder...

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Accra, Ghana 16th July, 2018 – AdMaxx is an audio ad network for radio and podcast content that launches today. It will enable brands to place audio ads on all playback and audio content hosted on AF Radio. Now...

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Last week we had Thomson Reuters’ Startup Partnerships Lead Vuyolwethu Dubese join us for an afternoon Community Conversations to chat about Open Innovation and Community Building at MEST Incubator in Cape Town. Thomson Reuters is a global intelligence and...

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MEST EITs win MTN Apps Challenge in Ghana!

Guest Contributor | Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018.   MEST EIT’s Ehiaghe Aigimawu and Elohor Thomas were announced as the 2018 winners of the Education Category of the MTN...

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MEST Member Feature: The Field

Nazli Allie | Thursday, June 28th, 2018

MEST Incubator Cape Town is home is to tech entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses. This month we spoke to our members at The Field – to find out more about their Digital Innovation and Transformation Programme and what they’re...

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From the beginning, the global entrepreneurship community has taken an interest in MEST Portfolio Company Qisimah. The startup offers a radio content monitoring platform that provides key stakeholders in the music industry with real-time data in regards to their...

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MEST Cape Town Community Conversations is a monthly meetup that focuses on topics chosen by MEST Cape Town community members. The topic for May looked at the South African entrepreneurial journey with GirlHype founder Baratang Miya, who will also...

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We’re excited to announce MEST Portfolio Company Dropque has been accepted into the PeaceTech Accelerator program in Washington D.C. The PeaceTech Accelerator is an eight-week program providing intensive mentorship and training, with particular emphasis on cloud technology, to startups...

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Of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, number five is gender equality, which looks to close the gender gap especially in the STEM industry. If this goal is to be reached, it must start with empowerment of young girls....

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