African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing. The $1.1 million backing for a graduating class is the largest to dat

Africa Roundup: MEST, Airbus and Microsoft expand in Africa, while Afrostream shutters

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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 Entrepreneu

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 We