10 startups selected for #Africa4Future accelerator

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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On the 8th of February 2019, Social Media Week Lagos held the Launched in Africa Pitch Fest. Considered one of the highlights of Social Media Week Lagos, the competition is a platform for promising African-led early-stage startups to showcase...

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Recently, Complete Farmer announced that they will be expanding to Cote d’Ivoire in quarter three of 2019. Having entered the MEST Portfolio in October 2017 through the KIC AgriTech Challenge, Complete Farmer, in just over a year, has taken...

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Lessons on Product Market Fit

MEST | Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

This post was contributed by MEST Class of 2019 EIT Kayode Daniel. Kayode is the Community Manager of Product School in Accra. He is passionate about all things Product Management and has his eyes set on building products people...

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10 startups selected for #Africa4Future accelerator

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

We are excited to announce the 10 startups selected for the Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future Accelerator! #Africa4Future is a joint initiative between Airbus Bizlab and GIZ’s Make IT in Africa initiative, together with MEST and South African based innovation consultancy...

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When I got an offer to work for a Pan-African digital media start up straight out of university two years ago, I jumped at the opportunity. Shortly after graduation I packed my bags, moved to the continent, and began...

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Building a Strong MEST Application

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Every year, we accept a new cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs from across the African continent into the MEST Training Program for a year focused on growing their business, communications, and tech skills as well as developing their own companies....

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Leti Arts Wins World Summit Award

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

We’re excited to announce that MEST company Leti Arts has won a World Summit Award in the Culture and Tourism Category. Leti Arts was the very first funded MEST Portfolio Company, and they are following in the footsteps of...

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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between MEST Lagos and Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm! This partnership will provide free workshops for entrepreneurs in the Nigerian space. Please reach out to us for enquiries...

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