PAN AFRICAN FINTECH ACCELERATOR OPENS TO GROWTH-STAGE TECH STARTUPS

Application Criteria

  • Growth stage fintech company looking to have market entry into North Africa.
  • Operational in Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and Senegal
  • At least one founder must be a citizen of one of the participating countries.
  • Must be a Fintech startup providing solutions in regulatory technology, personal finance, lending, insurance, payment/money transfer, HR and payroll, wealth management, accounting, and expense management.
  • Have begun operations at least two (2) years before applying for this program

ABOUT MEST

MEST is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, funding, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. Hubs are located in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Cape Town, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.

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