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The Journey to MEST

MEST | Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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 past June, Société Générale, a French multinational bank, launched the second edition of its Tam-Tam hackathon. Following the inaugural program held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire last year, applications for this round were accepted from across the African continent...

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One Semester, Next A MESTer

MEST | Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

This post was contributed by Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra, a Ghanaian entrepreneur-in-training at MEST. He is a full-stack developer with a first degree in Computer Engineering. Kwadwo’s chief passion is advancing technology in Africa using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of...

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Accra, GHANA – 01 November 2018 – Kosmos Energy announced today the winners of the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) 2018 AgriTech Challenge, a business competition where young entrepreneurs use innovation and information communication technology (ICT) to develop commercial solutions...

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Recently, MEST Head of Global Operations Celine Duros traveled to Tunis, Tunisia for Afric’Up, a Tunisian initiative for the benefit of African startups. Organized by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, the event featured speakers and...

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Following the UNDP and FinMark Trust financial innovation and inclusion hackathon in Lesotho; MEST carried out the second block of the initiative in September. The first block included a hackathon which was a multi-stakeholder event involving donors as well...

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Toulouse, 30 October 2018 – Airbus BizLab’s #Africa4Future Challenge returns to Africa for a second time, in partnership with ecosystem facilitator GIZ Make-IT in Africa, pan-African incubator MEST Africa, and innovation consultancy Innocircle. The global powerhouse today announced the...

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