MEST

  • After Bono’s Visit, Ghana’s MEST Moves Up A Gear With New VC Head

    After Bono’s Visit, Ghana’s MEST Moves Up A Gear With New VC Head

    It’s been fascinating to track what has become a groundbreaking nonprofit project to teach tech startup entrepreneurship from the ground up in Ghana, Africa. We first covered the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) last year in a special report filed from the capital, Accra. Then last month, world famous U2 lead singer Bono turned up to back to the project. TechCrunch… Read More

  • Out Of Africa — A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana

    Out Of Africa — A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana

    Growing up as an adopted Korean boy in the cold climes of Norway, Jorn Lyseggen would have had no idea that one day he would be spearheading a technology renaissance in the sweltering heat of a West African state. But having created the successful $100m-in-revenue Meltwater SAAS company, which has made a name for itself in social analytics, he realised that it would be for nothing if he… Read More