People of MEST

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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Recently, MEST alumni and senior Incubator Fellow Kamil Nabong travelled to South Africa for the launch of the MEST Incubator Cape Town. We sat down with him to get the scoop on all things MEST Cape Town! What was...

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Spotlight on EIT – Yannick-Noel Aka

Abu Okari | Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Meet Yannick-Noel Aka, also known as CODEcaiine, a name motivated by his love for tech, especially code. Yannick is also part of the first Ivorian cohort at MEST and hails from Yamoussoukro, the city with the largest basilica in...

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Founder Feature: Eyram Tawia

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, December 7th, 2017

This week we sat down with Leti Arts CEO Eyram Tawia. Read on to learn how he went from one of the first MEST teaching fellows to one of the first MEST cofounders! Tell me a bit about your...

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Spotlight on EIT: Bakayoko Mohammed

Abu Okari | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

In Ivory Coast, if you are called Mohammed, the probability of your nickname being Momo is quite high. Mohammed, part of MEST’s maiden Ivorian cohort, hails from Abidjan, the city of beautiful lagoons. In this chat, he shares why...

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African Entrepreneurs in China

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Jerry Yang is a MEST teaching fellow alumnus, from the class of 2016-2017. He grew up in China and spent time living in Canada. He’s worked on a number of different tech companies ranging from multinational corporations to startups....

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Founder Feature: Innocent Udeogu

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

This week we sat down with Oncenout CEO Innocent Udeogu, one of MEST’s first founders in the new Lagos incubator. Read on to learn why Chimamanda Adichie is his inspiration! Tell me a bit about your company. At Oncenout,...

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Spotlight on EIT: Gathigia Njiiri

Abu Okari | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Gathigia Njiiri, also known as Sheidy, has many interests in life. However, this native of Nairobi is all about self awareness, and doesn’t mind occasionally throwing in a YouTube link to help illustrate a point through song. Read on...

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Founder Feature: David Obi Kenechukwu

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

I’m still starting, but I would say that customers are key. If you don’t have anyone to use what you’re building, then it’s just a fantasy. This week we sat down with Joluud CMO David Obi Kenechukwu. Read on...

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Founder Feature: Kofi Aboagye-Akyea

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, November 16th, 2017

I learned more during one year at MEST than four years at university. This week we sat down with Qisimah CPO Kofi Aboagye-Akyea. Read on to learn why he believes Ghana is the best place to start a business!...

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