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Google Engineers Talk Tech at MEST

Sylvana Lewin | Thursday, April 26th, 2018

This term, MEST is fortunate enough to have  a visiting teaching fellow from Google in New York, Emmanuel Klu, working with our EITs on tech and product. Recently, he was joined by two more Google engineers, Anton Tolchanov and...

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MEST Member Feature: FinChatBot

Nazli Allie | Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

MEST Incubator Cape Town is home to tech entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses. Today we spoke to one of our members, Romain Diaz – co-founder of FinChatBot – to find out how they use AI to impact the insurance...

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Not many entrepreneurs can say they’ve attended a hackathon on a plane, but now thanks to Royal Air Maroc several of the MEST entrepreneurs have been able to do just that! Earlier this month, Royal Air Maroc in partnership...

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DFS Lab, the FinTech accelerator funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recently announced that they will be investing USD$200,000 in four FinTech startups in Africa who are building financial service products for low-income and unbanked customers. This...

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The MEST Incubator Cape Town is part of the Pan-African MEST community of entrepreneurs and innovators working within technology, venture capital, digital and media with the goal of bringing together the brightest minds in each field. Community Conversations is...

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Today there are 65.6 million displaced persons in the world – the highest amount ever seen. Of the 22.5 million refugees worldwide, half are under the age of 18. According to UNHCR, 1.4m of those refugees come from South...

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ACCRA, Ghana, 10th April, 2018 – Kudobuzz,  a company that develops marketing apps for ecommerce businesses has acquired RetailTower, an ecommerce product that helps online merchants sell across multiple shopping engines. This is the second acquisition for Kudobuzz this...

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The Value of Community in Creating Change

Guest Contributor | Thursday, April 12th, 2018

This post was written by Jakub Byc, a MEST Incubator Accra Fellow, with Engineers Without Borders Canada.   There’s a saying at MEST: “Once a MEST-er, always a MEST-er.” That phrase was one of the first axioms I heard...

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