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2017 proved an exciting year for MEST. We brought another 12 companies into our portfolio, launched incubators in Lagos and Cape Town and saw our portfolio companies gaining investment, forming corporate partnerships, and acquiring competitors.   Now entering our...

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In late October, there was a fire at Sand City Hostel, where MEST EITs had been staying. No one was injured, but the hostel suffered damage from the fire, which meant MEST needed to find new housing quickly. However,...

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Founder Feature: Opeyemi Akinwoleola

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, January 22nd, 2018

This week we sat down with Dropque CEO Opeyemi Akinwoleola. Read on to learn why he believes it’s important to prioritize learning over selling in a company’s early stages.   Where are you from? I am from the picturesque...

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Founder Feature: Jerry Akanyi-King

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

MEST helped me meet my co-founders, without whom TransGov wouldn’t exist today, as well as a lot of other smart, passionate, and interesting people who are now some of my very best friends and colleagues. I cannot overstate how...

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How Moringa School Helped Jumpstart Graduates’ Careers

Sylvana Lewin | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Ahmed Ali and Nombuyiselo Murage are both alum of MEST partner, Moringa School. Starting in February 2018, Moringa School will be offering coding bootcamp classes, held at MEST Accra and MEST Cape Town campuses.   Ahmed and Nombuyiselo shared...

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2017: 10 Moments to Remember for MEST Companies

Sylvana Lewin | Monday, January 15th, 2018

2017 a year to remember at MEST, and an incredibly exciting year for many of our companies. From the launch of 2 brand new incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town, to our twelve new portfolio companies, to the...

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Founder Feature: Winnie Akoko

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

This week we sat down with Anitrack CEO Winnie Akoko. Read on to learn why Oprah Winfrey is her inspiration and why she believes it’s important to always ask for help!   Where are you from? I am from...

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