MEST

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

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

    MEST appointed Aaron Fu as its new Managing Director, as the Accra based incubator scales up its presence across Sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2008, MEST operates as a training program and seed fund for African innovators to build successful commercial tech companies. Fu told TechCrunch he plans to focus on the incubator’s continued expansion. The organization currently has offices or… Read More

  • 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