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MEST Africa Challenge for African Tech Startups 2023

Dream big, pitch bold, and unlock the next stage of your business and entrepreneurial growth. For early-stage technology startups seeking to realize their full potential and unleash innovative solutions, an incredible opportunity awaits. Join us for the 5th year of the MEST Africa Challenge to unlock funding, mentorship, and unparalleled opportunities to propel your startup’s success.

This year, MAC is thrilled to bring even more excitement to early-stage entrepreneurs with startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa. As part of this prestigious competition, tech founders stand a chance to win the coveted USD 50,000 in equity, gain global recognition, and become part of MEST Africa’s lifelong supportive community.

Become a part of Africa’s burgeoning tech entrepreneurs and innovators by showcasing your groundbreaking innovation at Africa’s leading startup pitch competition. Take your business to new heights with us!

About MEST

MEST was launched by The Meltwater Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Meltwater, in 2008. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Meltwater is a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight. MEST is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, internal seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, funding, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa�s tech entrepreneurs. Hubs are located in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria... continue reading


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MEST Africa MEST Africa Challenge

Application Deadline09 Oct 2023
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of MEST Africa MEST Africa Challenge

  • Win $50,000: Stand the chance of winning $50,000 in equity
  • Global Visibility: Gain visibility from investors & potential partners
  • A lifetime of Support: Get lifetime benefits from MEST’s community
  • Partner Prizes: Win prizes and perks from MEST strategic partners

Requirements for MEST Africa MEST Africa Challenge Qualification

  • Monthly Recurring Revenue: $5k+
  • Funding raised: Cumulative $1M or less
  • Years of existence: 3 years and below
  • Traction: At least 6 months of recurring revenue
  • Founding team: At least 2 founding team members
  • Registered in Delaware (This is preferred)
  • Demonstrated traction in MAC Markets (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal)

Application Deadline

October 9, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to MEST on to apply

For more details,visit MEST Africa website

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