Women in Tech

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Recap: MEST at SLAY Festival with She Leads Africa

Tobi Lafinhan | Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Last Saturday, January 21 2017, MEST partnered with She Leads Africa to host the Breakfast With Leading Women In Tech, the kickoff session of SheLeads’ SLAY Festival 2017. She Leads Africa (SLA) is a fast-growing, tight-knit community of young,...

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TEDxAccra Women 2016 Partners With MEST #ItsAboutTime

Nancy Ewurum | Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

We partnered with TEDxAccra Women to offer a fast-tracked pre-screening process for TEDx women attendees who are considering or have ever considered building a career or chasing an opportunity in the tech industry. There was a big turn out at...

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One of MEST’s Fierce Women: Meet Dziffa Akua Ametam

Kelechi Udoagwu | Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Dziffa Akua Ametam is one of MEST’s new Communications Fellows. She’s also an entrepreneur, founder of Dziffa.com, a social enterprise that increases the global reach of local businesses by providing them with branding, marketing, and distribution services. Dziffa was...

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Tress: Young Women In Tech Making Magic

Kelechi Udoagwu | Friday, August 26th, 2016

This all-women startup has received international acclaim and funding from top accelerators – MEST and Y-Combinator. Started in Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), they came together with a love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. Hear them...

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MEST aspires to grow the number of women in tech participating in the MEST training programme and who are a part of the tech ecosystem in Africa. We have been fortunate to have our efforts yield results – from...

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This all-women startup has received international acclaim and funding from top accelerators – The S Factory, and Startup Chile. Started in Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), they came together with a love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and...

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This month, we are welcoming the newest member to the MEST family, Neku Atawodi, who is our first hire in Nigeria and will serve as General Manager for MEST’s Lagos Incubator. In this position, Neku will oversee incubator operations...

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San Francisco, (California) USA — Tress – the mobile app for finding amazing hairstyle inspiration, targeted at black women all over the world – has been selected as part of the Y Combinator Fellowship Program. The Y Combinator (YC)...

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Six months ago, I got THE NOD! to be an Entrepreneur-in-Training at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST) with no tech background. Today, I sit in class with young talented Africans, and a team of experienced and brilliant tutors, and challenged to...

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To mark Africa Code Week, an event that took place in 17 African countries between 1 – 10 October 2015, we hosted a one-day coding workshop organized by STEMbees. Birthed by SAP, Ampion, Simplon.co, the Galway Education Centre, the...

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