People of MEST

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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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This post was contributed by Shepherd Yaw Morttey, a Ghanaian entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. An established tech blogger and SEO expert, he has helped businesses in Accra maximise local SEO to improve reach, engagement, and conversion. He is passionate about...

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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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This post was contributed by Ropafadzo Musvaire,  a Zimbabwean entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. An established toastmaster and public speaker, she has chaired and moderated several events. She has experience in business operations, and is passionate about empowering and creating opportunities...

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Building a data driven business

MEST | Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

This post was contributed by MEST alumna Gathigia Njiiri. They say team work makes the dream work and that is why we love communities. In the same spirit, Nairobi Data Science for Business meetup was created! After a keen...

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EIT Spotlight: Gloria Kaguo

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, October 1st, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019 – our most Pan-African cohort yet. Several members of the new class are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come...

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MEST Companies Attend Enpact in Berlin

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Every year, Enpact runs an eight month long international Startup Mentoring programme that combines traditional one-on-one mentoring with unique learning opportunities in groups with entrepreneurs from around the world. The program invites 20 entrepreneurs from West Africa and 10...

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EIT Spotlight: Ada Tapily

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, September 24th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019 – our most Pan-African cohort yet. Several members of the new class are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come...

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