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Taking into account the unique economic and cultural dynamics of the African continent, the valuation of our most exciting startups bears no proven formula. On both sides of the table, entrepreneurs and investors alike deliberate over multiple factors that affect this process, each trying…


Image source: https://edition.cnn.com/

Global media network, CNN, has featured MEST Africa as one of the organizations contributing to Ghana’s rising tech scene alongside other tech companies like Uber, Google, and MEST portfolio company, Meqasa. Watch the latest Marketplace Africa feature to see how MEST is nurturing local talents, funding viable local startups, and contributing to making Ghana one of Africa’s major tech hubs.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/10/15/marketplace-africa-ghana-tech-google-uber-meqasa-spc.cnn/video/playlists/marketplace-africa-pre-roll/


Five MEST Africa portfolio and alumni companies — Tendo, Shopa, GrowForMe, Curacel and Chekkit — have been named among 50 startups who will be receiving investment and support from Google’s Black Founders Fund.

The companies will be receiving up to $100,000 in funds, mentorship from Google experts, and Google platform…


MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works recently announced the launch of the MEST Scale Accelerator.

The program, aimed specifically at business owners and leaders, is designed to help Small and Medium Ghanaian Enterprises (SMEs) at their growth stage to address systemic and environmental factors that hinder…


ACCRA, Ghana — MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation has announced that applications are open for the next two cohorts of the MEST Express Accelerator program.

The 20-week acceleration program, under the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, offers free training, mentorship, resources, and support to participating startups. At…


Angela Maabena Twum, Paul Eshun and Samuel Bamfo, co-founders of Bosea and flagship product Credify

ACCRA, Ghana, 29th April, 2021 — MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has announced the top three performing Ghanaian tech startups that recently graduated from its Beta 2020 cohort of the MEST Express Accelerator program. …


Both companies enable informal micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Ghana to grow their businesses and better leverage digital commerce

Last month, the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program and MEST, announced the first cohort…


Originally published in Unicef.org

Accra, Ghana — 12th April 2021 — Today, UNICEF announced the launch of the 2021 cohort of the UNICEF StartUp Lab — a co-creation space and incubator, that engages young startups in the development of innovative, open-source, market-driven products and solutions that address complex problems impacting…


Dear MEST Community,

The holidays are finally upon us and we are looking forward to enjoying time off and spending it with family. It has undoubtedly been a tough year, full of challenges, uncertainties, changes, learning curves, and opportunities but we are glad because we pulled through. For those of…

MEST Africa

The largest Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, internal seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for startups: www.meltwater.org

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