MEST provides seed funding and a space in our Pan-African incubator network, to foster the growth and success of our graduated entrepreneurs. The incubator supports our overall mission and provides working space, hands-on support, resources and a vibrant community to help our portfolio companies succeed. Its inception was driven in part by the limited access to seed stage capital and to mentorship opportunities with seasoned entrepreneurs for software startups on the continent.

The expanding MEST network will offer entrepreneurs looking to grow their market across the continent with resources and connections in several major African cities. To date, MEST has invested in over 50 startups across industries from SaaS and consumer internet, to eCommerce, Digital Media, Agritech, Fintech and Healthcare IT.

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Full Support

The MEST Incubator has full-time staff across Africa and Silicon Valley, that provide the following resources:

Seed Financing

Typically $50K to $200K for a minority equity interest in the business.

Value-Added Services

The centralized suite of resources and shared databases to assist companies in accelerating sales, marketing, finance, and legal.

Physical Infrastructure

Public and Private office space, conference rooms and high-speed internet connectivity in incubator spaces across the continent.

Events & Education

Access to local networking events, global start-up competitions, and technical skills development workshops.

Dedicated Advisors

Full-time, on-site staff of business advisors and cross-functional experts who work day-to-day with our portfolio companies to support application development, marketing, sales and distribution.

Global Presence

The MEST network is deep in Silicon Valley, London and across Africa. Entrepreneurs can leverage our presence in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote D'Ivoire as well as our global staff, for partnerships, resources and funding opportunities.

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The Perks

MEST is proud to work with the best in the business, who help support our mission.


Partner With The Incubator

Interested in working with MEST? Contact our team to explore partnership opportunities.

Philippe Greinacher

Head of Business Development


Victoria Jackson

Country Manager, MEST Cape Town


Ashwin Ravichandran

Country Manager, MEST Accra