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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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MEST Guest Lectures and Class of 2018 Graduation

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

2018 marks MEST Africa’s 10th year in operation and another successful year for our graduating class of Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs). Last month, 58 EITs from 6 countries successfully completed the programme to become the 11th graduating class. This year’s cohort...

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EIT Spotlight: Ulrich Mabou

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019. Several members of the new cohort are among the first entrepreneurs from their home countries to come to MEST. We took the opportunity...

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EIT Spotlight: Ahmed Madani

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

This year, we welcomed EITs from 12 different countries to form the MEST Class of 2019. Several members of the new cohort are among the first people from their home countries to come to MEST. We took the opportunity...

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A Brief Take on BBB (Chale Wote 2018)

Guest Contributor | Thursday, September 6th, 2018

This post was written by Emeka Ndukwe, an entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2019.   Sunday 26th August marked the end of the Annual Chale Wote art festival in Accra for 2018, but it was also...

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MEST WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2019!

Nosa Omusi | Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The year has been filled with a number of  highlights for MEST. We celebrated ten years of training, supporting and investing in African software entrepreneurs, held our third successful MEST Africa Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, and crowned...

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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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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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