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Building a Strong MEST Application

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Every year, we accept a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs from across the African continent into the MEST Training Program for a year focused on growing their business, communications, and tech skills as well as developing their own companies....

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A Look Back on 2018 at MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Friday, January 11th, 2019

2018 was a big year at MEST! From celebrating our tenth anniversary all year long to launching exciting partnerships with organizations like Facebook and Klarity, we’ve seen some incredible growth and continued striving toward our mission. The year featured...

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EIT Spotlight: Funsho Olaniyi

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, January 7th, 2019

Every year, we welcome a new cohort of exceptional EITs to MEST. This year our cohort came from 12 different countries with a variety of backgrounds. Each EIT has a unique reason for coming to MEST as well as...

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On the weekend of December 8th, Capstone One came to an end for the Class of 2019, with Guest Lecture Weekend featuring serial entrepreneur and founder of Onepiece and Brandbassador Thomas Adams, meQasa CEO and MEST alumnus Kelvin Nyame, and...

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The Journey to MEST

MEST | Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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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One Semester, Next A MESTer

MEST | Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

This post was contributed by Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra, a Ghanaian entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. He is a full-stack developer with a first degree in Computer Engineering. Kwadwo’s chief passion is advancing technology in Africa using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of...

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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 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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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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