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It’s hard to believe, but three months have already gone by since the last Guest Lecture Weekend at MEST! We’ve reached the halfway point of our final NewCo projects, and this year’s Entrepreneurs in Training are hard at work...

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Google Comes to MEST Africa!

Guest Contributor | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018. It has been an exciting two weeks filled with industry speakers, strategy advisors and C Level Executives coming to MEST to...

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Ethel Cofie Returns To MEST To Speak To The Class of 2018

Guest Contributor | Friday, May 4th, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018. Ethel Cofie joined us at the Accra Campus of MEST last  Wednesday afternoon to share her entrepreneurial journey with the MEST...

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Google Engineers Talk Tech at MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, April 26th, 2018

This term, MEST is fortunate enough to have  a visiting teaching fellow from Google in New York, Emmanuel Klu, working with our EITs on tech and product. Recently, he was joined by two more Google engineers, Anton Tolchanov and...

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Every three months, the MEST community comes together for Guest Lecture Weekend. Staff members fly in from Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, Silicon Valley and beyond to join the MEST EITs and founders for a weekend of guest lectures, pitches,...

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Dean of Microsoft 4Afrika Academy, Lutz Ziob, discussed his path to working at Microsoft and lessons learned with the MEST community during March Guest Lecture Weekend, alongside Brightpearl cofounder Andrew Mulvenna, Bestman Games founder Nimi Akinkugbe, and V8 Ventures...

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Managing Partner of Nigeria’s V8 Ventures, Tobi Oke, shared his experience with the MEST community during March Guest Lecture Weekend, alongside Brightpearl cofounder Andrew Mulvenna, Bestman Games founder Nimi Akinkugbe, and Dean of Microsoft 4Afrika Academy Lutz Ziob. Oke’s...

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Founder of Bestman Games Nimi Akinkugbe shared her journey with the MEST community at March Guest Lecture Weekend, alongside Brightpearl cofounder Andrew Mulvenna, V8 Ventures managing partner Tobi Oke, and Dean of Microsoft 4Afrika Academy Lutz Ziob. Akinkugbe’s talk...

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How to Build a Successful Pitch

Guest Contributor | Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018.   A capstone at MEST is a four or six week project during which  entrepreneurs in training (EITs) produce a business...

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Capstone One: The EIT Perspective

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

On December 9th, MEST Class of 2018 wrapped up their first semester with the culmination of Capstone One and Guest Lecture Weekend. After hearing from DataSift CEO Tim Barker, GHL Bank CEO Dominic Adu, Meltwater Senior Engineering Director Aditya...

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