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MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training program, seed fund and incubator helping launch technology startups across the continent. Founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen, MEST is a 12 month program that provides critical skills training in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s burgeoning tech talent. MEST provides seed funding for the best ideas coming out of the program and continues supporting the growth and development for its portfolio companies.

To date, MEST has trained over 1000s of entrepreneurs from across the continent and invested in over 80 startups across industries from Agritech, Fintech, SaaS, eCommerce, Digital Media and Healthcare amongst others. MEST is fully funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Norwegian company Meltwater, the global leader in media intelligence headquartered in San Francisco.

Available Jobs

Great Place to Work

  • International Visa and Travel Expenses

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Healthcare

Work with great people

Ashwin Ravichandran
Portfolio Advisor
Melissa Nsiah
Director of Portfolio
Olufemi Adewumi
Programs Director
Israel Agbeti
Director of Operations
Gerhard Malah
Head of Projects, Consultancy