MEST Guest Lectures and Class of 2018 Graduation

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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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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This post was written by Tessa Pijnaker, a PHD candidate in Accra, Ghana studying entrepreneurship.   On Friday, 28 September, the MEST Incubator Accra organized an all-day workshop on how to create the perfect pitch, featuring our in-house experts.  ...

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Kosmos Innovation Center Wins 2018 P3 Impact Award

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC), a public-private partnership between MEST, DAI Global, and Kosmos Energy, has been chosen to receive the P3 Impact Award at this year’s Concordia Summit!   For the past five years,...

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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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CodeSpace Students Win M2Hack with Merck and MEST

Nazli Allie | Friday, September 28th, 2018

The weekend of 8th and 9th September kicked off the MEST and Merck M2Hack at the MEST Incubator in Cape Town. The hackathon brought together a lively mix of students, entrepreneurs and industry experts to work towards a common...

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Linda Nanan Vallee is the Senior Advisor in charge of innovation, new ICT jobs and accompanying startups at Côte d’Ivoire’s Digital Economy Ministry and the Post. Over the past few years, she has focused efforts on bringing ICT education...

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