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Working With Girlfriends: Beavly

Originally published on True Africa. ‘There’s definitely no pampering’ – how women in tech drive each other to achieve more Beavly is an online platform that connects people who want to learn skills with professionals who want to teach these skills. Run by Ijeoma Oguegbu and Barbara Okoto, it is one of two African startups accepted […]

Meet MEST Lagos Incubator General Manager – Neku Atawodi

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. This month, we are welcoming the newest member to the MEST family, Neku Atawodi, who is our first hire in Nigeria and will serve as General Manager for MEST’s Lagos Incubator. In this position, Neku will oversee incubator operations and strategy, startup support, stakeholder engagement, business development and fundraising efforts for MEST. She’ll […]

Working With Girlfriends: Tress App

Originally published on True Africa. Tress is a hair inspiration app targeted at black women. It was created by Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde and Cassandra Sarfo in Accra where they came together due to their shared love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. This June Tress, which was founded at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), was accepted to the Y-Combinator fellowship, […]

Disregard These For Success

Originally published on Bella Naija. Ever wondered why we eat with forks and knives? Why forks go with the left hand, and knives with the right? Ever wondered who makes these random rules, why everyone lives by them, and why you almost-always predictably follow them? Doing things different, just to stand out, is a foolish […]

Social Capital’s Way Better Than Money

Originally published on Bella Naija. I recently read a story on James Altucher’s blog where he shared how a friend of his made $2million in one morning, without any physical effort on his part. See a short excerpt from their dialogue below: Dave: “Oh! I forgot to tell you. I accidentally made 2 million dollars […]

Garden Chat With MEST Women In Technology

Published on the MEST Africa Blog. MEST aspires to grow the number of women in tech participating in the MEST training programme and who are a part of the tech ecosystem in Africa. We have been fortunate to have our efforts yield results – from 10% female entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) in 2008 to 30% in 2015. […]

When are millennials going to grow up?

Originally published on True Africa. Disclaimer: This article is in no way representative of the entire millennial generation. It is, however, representative of the majority of us. Come on, admit it, you see some of yourself in this 🙂 Kelechi, Odi, Martin and Carmel are friends. All between the ages of 23 to 35 years […]

Preparing for the Global Stage

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Hosted at the Meltwater Incubator, MEST Talks brings together skilled business and technology personnel, global capital investors, and budding entrepreneurs to share lessons learned, new trends observed, and actionable advice to tackle the rough terrain of the startup scene. This month’s Talk themed “Preparing for the global stage” […]

An Intro to Mobile Money in Ghana

Published on the MEST Africa Blog. Hosted at the Meltwater Incubator, MEST Talks brings together business professionals, skilled software and technology personnel, and budding entrepreneurs to share lessons learned from their experiences, new innovation trends, and actionable advice to tackle the rough terrain of the business world. This month’s Talk was themed “An Intro to […]