Three Ghanian startups to receive equity-free grant funding and support from MEST

GHANA – Three Ghanaian startups; Bosea, Wegoo, Motito, have been named top performers from the beta 2020 cohort of the MEST Express accelerator programme and will receive equity-free grant funding and support from MEST and the Mastercard Foundation. MEST Express is one of three new programmes, alongside Pre-MEST and MEST Scale, that MEST is currently running in partnership with the…

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Mastercard Foundation partners MEST to support young entrepreneurs

GHANA – MEST, a project of Meltwater Foundation, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has announced the launch of the Startup Creation programme, aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs to build, launch and scale software technology-enabled ventures in Ghana. Startup Creation will provide free training in entrepreneurship and startup development in response to growing demand for software entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial skills…

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Catalyst Fund partners MEST, Mastercard to launch US$4.3 accelerator program in Ghana

GHANA – Catalyst Fund has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation and MEST (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) to launch its Inclusive Digital Accelerator programme in Ghana, the first expansion of its flagship inclusive fintech programme. Catalyst Fund, which is managed by BFA Global, is an accelerator that supports inclusive tech innovators in emerging markets. The accelerator focuses on impact companies…

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MEST invests in 7 African tech startups

AFRICA – The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a pan-African seed fund and incubator has invested a combined US$700,000 in seven tech startups formed by graduates from its entrepreneurial training programme. MEST runs an annual training programme for technology entrepreneurs in Africa providing critical skills training in software development, business and communications. Launched in 2008 and Headquartered in Accra,…

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MEST teams up with GIZ to launch female-focused accelerator programme

AFRICA – The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the Make-IT in Africa initiative run by Deutsche für Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched the Tech By Her Accelerator for female entrepreneurs. The three-month industry-based programme is open to ambitious female founders of early-stage tech companies in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. It aims at fuelling the growth of female-led…

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