Graduates of the MEST training program who successfully receive seed funding enter one of our incubators in key markets across Africa. There they receive hands-on support to grow and scale their businesses, access to resources and a global network, and access to the wider MEST tech community, in an effort to foster their success.

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 Healthtech.

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The details
Full support

Portfolio companies in the MEST Incubator receive full-time support from a globally experienced on-the-ground staff, who provide:

Seed funding

Companies receive between $50K - $250K in seed funding for a minority equity interest in the business.

Perks from partners

Portfolio companies enjoy a suite of resources and shared databases to assist them in accelerating sales, marketing, product, and legal needs

Physical infrastructure

Companies receive access to public and private office spaces, conference rooms and high-speed WiFi in incubator spaces across the continent

Community events

MEST offers regular networking events, start-up competitions, workshops, masterclasses, technical skills development workshops and more through our extensive global network

Dedicated advisors

Full-time, on-site portfolio managers and cross-functional experts work day-to-day with our portfolio companies to support application development, marketing, sales, growth and more

Global network

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

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The Perks

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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