MEST Partners with Stripe to Help African Startups Accept Online Payments from Anywhere in the World

MEST | Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

MEST is excited to announce that we’ve been selected as a launch partner for Stripe Atlas, a product designed by Stripe to provide entrepreneurs everywhere with the basic building blocks for starting a global internet business.

MEST, along with 60+ accelerators, incubators and partners, will facilitate the process by introducing the product within its existing portfolio of companies.

Atlas will allow entrepreneurs and developers to:

  • Establish an incorporated U.S. business entity
  • Open a U.S. bank account and create a tax ID number
  • Create a live Stripe account to receive payments from anywhere in the world
  • Receive the basic services they need to get started; including tax advice from PwC, legal advice from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and tools and resources from Amazon Web Services, as well as $15,000 in AWS credits.

While Atlas will initially only cover incorporation in the U.S., expansion to other countries (over time) is under consideration. Additional information can be found at