MEST Africa

  • The MEST Africa Challenge Is On For 2022.

    Pre-seed to seed stage technology startups in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa are invited to apply to participate. MEST Africa has officially announced the opening of applications for the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program,...
  • Research Report: The Ghanaian Ecosystem of Tech Startups and SMEs.

    With the backdrop of how digital innovation has contributed to significant growth in lower-middle-income (LMIC) economies, we see the increasing adoption of technology in Africa and Ghana in particular. The past three years, though challenging in many ways due to COVID 19, has witnessed exponential growth in startup activity,...
  • MEST Express Accelerator Opens Applications For Sustainable Startups In Ghana

    The MEST Express accelerator, which focuses on developing start-ups in the technology solutions industry, is now accepting applications for its major partner, MEST Africa. Applications are now being accepted for MEST Africa‘s principal partner of the MEST Express accelerator, which focuses on accelerating emerging enterprises in the technology solutions...
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    MEST Africa Appoints Melissa Nsiah as Director of Portfolio

    MEST, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, has announced the appointment of Melissa Nsiah as its new Director of Portfolio. Melissa Nsiah, a business coach and operations management expert from Ghana, has been appointed the new director of the portfolio at MEST, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. Melissa, who was formerly...
  • Entrepreneur Watch: MEST Africa Challenge 2020 Winner Announced

    Tanzania's Kilimo Fresh Foods Africa Limited has been announced as the overall winner of the MEST Africa Challenge 2020. They walk away with an investment totalling $50,000 and will be welcomed into one of MEST’s Hubs for a year of support and incubation. Kilimo Fresh is a company from Tanzania...
  • MEST Africa invests $1.1m in Tech startups across Africa

    MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort. Now in its 11th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, MEST Africa announced a funding round of US$1,1m in startups formed from its recently graduated 2019 training program cohort. Out of...
  • Jumeni Launches Waste Management Optimization software in Ghana

    A MEST Africa portfolio company, Jumeni Technologies has launched their cloud-based field service management solutions to tackle waste management in Ghana. MEST portfolio company Jumeni Technologies has announced the launch of its flagship product for the waste management industry! Founded by members of the MEST Class of 2018, Jumeni specializes in...
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    Five Regional Winners for MEST Africa’s Pan-African Pitch Competition

    Five promising start-ups from across Africa have been chosen as regional winners in MEST Africa’s annual Pan-African pitch competition, moving one step closer to winning $50,000 in equity investment, a place in the MEST Africa incubator of their choice and global mentorship to help their company scale....
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    Applications Open: 2019 MEST Entrepreneurial Training Program.

    Applications are still open for the 2019 Meltwater Entrepreneurial Training Program that equips the trainees with seed funding for their ventures/startups. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), like the name, suggests is an entrepreneur training program that also goes as far as equipping the trainees with seed funding...