Browsing Category: Technology

Paystack: The Nigerian Success Story Helping Businesses Get Paid

Originally published on AfricaBusiness2020 via Skrife. Introducing… One of the stars of Nigeria’s recent startup success stories – fintech startup Paystack. Paystack was admitted into Y Combinator’s (YC) accelerator programme in winter 2016, making them one of the first Nigerian startups to join the programme. This was no small feat and it ushered in an era of international exposure […]

For Women Entrepreneurs: We Are Hosting A Screening To Encourage More Women in Tech and Business

Published on MEST Africa Blog. Popcorn, big screens, and good conversation afterwards! On Friday, 21 April, join us for a special one-time screening of this new empowering documentary on female entrepreneurship titled: She Started It. She Started It aims gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face. This documentary / film follows […]

Asoriba: The Mobile App Revolutionising African Churches

Originally published on AfricaBusiness2020 via Skrife. Introducing… Nana Agyemang Prempeh, one of four co-founders of Asoriba, a startup on a mission to revolutionise churches in Africa. Asoriba has been voted Best Startup in Ghana twice by Seedstars and Ringier/Pulse, Best Startup in Africa by Seedstars, and were participants in Techstars’ first cohort in Africa. How would you describe […]

MEST Women and their Global Impact

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Culled From Our Mother Org: meltwater.comAt Meltwater, we hear so much about the developments at MEST that we may run the risk of being desensitized to the very real, very global impact the school, the incubator, and the Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EIT) are having. This is especially true when it comes to looking at […]

Vineet Kumar looks back on his time working with us at MEST

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Vineet Kumar, one of our most loved Incubator Fellows, leaves MEST this March after a year-long contract with us supporting our tech entrepreneurs and companies. Originally from India, an avid traveler and startup enthusiast, Vineet threw himself heartily into his work here – building up our entrepreneurs and community with enthusiasm. It is with hearts […]

Meet the new MEST Accra Incubator General Manager – Ashwin Ravichandran

Originally published on the MEST Africa Blog. Starting in January this year, Ashwin Ravichandran resumes his new role as the new MEST Accra-Incubator General Manager. Ashwin joined the MEST team in July 2015 as a Technology Teaching Fellow niched in design, scale/strategy and innovative technologies. Fast-forward to 2017, and he joins the MEST management team […]

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. […]

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 […]