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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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From the beginning, the global entrepreneurship community has taken an interest in MEST Portfolio Company Qisimah. The startup offers a radio content monitoring platform that provides key stakeholders in the music industry with real-time data in regards to their...

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MEST Cape Town Community Conversations is a monthly meetup that focuses on topics chosen by MEST Cape Town community members. The topic for May looked at the South African entrepreneurial journey with GirlHype founder Baratang Miya, who will also...

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We’re excited to announce MEST Portfolio Company Dropque has been accepted into the PeaceTech Accelerator program in Washington D.C. The PeaceTech Accelerator is an eight-week program providing intensive mentorship and training, with particular emphasis on cloud technology, to startups...

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Of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, number five is gender equality, which looks to close the gender gap especially in the STEM industry. If this goal is to be reached, it must start with empowerment of young girls....

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This June, Africa’s senior policy-makers, business angels, top innovators, and other experts will gather in Kigali, Rwanda for the Africa Innovation Summit. The summit serves as a platform working to harness the innovative potential of the African continent through...

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AidahBot CTO Shares Learnings From Attending F8

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Recently, Facebook held their annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose, California. The event explored everything from security and data to virtual reality and artificial intelligence with Facebook announcing exciting new launches throughout the event such as FaceDate, Clear...

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AgroInnova Heads to Zambia for ICT4D

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, May 21st, 2018

ICT has  the potential to make a massive impact when applied to the development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges we currently face. For the past ten years, the ICT4D conference has brought stakeholders together to discuss that potential and how...

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