MEST Africa Summit

The MEST Africa Summit is our annual flagship tech conference, held each year in a different market across the continent.

The Pan-African Tech Conference

The MEST Africa Summit is our annual Pan-African conference. It aims to bring together top entrepreneurs, investors, executives and ecosystem players from across Africa, and globally, to create a meeting grounds, networking and learning opportunities, while exploring the latest innovations in the tech and startup space on the continent.

MEST Africa Summit 2019

Watch scenes from the 2019 Summit in Nairobi



Jorn Lyseggen Founder & CEO

Jorn Lyseggen

Founder & CEO

Jorn is the Founder & CEO of Meltwater and MEST Africa. A Norwegian entrepreneur and philanthropist, he founded Meltwater in Oslo, Norway in 2001 with an investment of just $15,000. Built on the notion of Outside Insight, Meltwater is now a global leader in B2B online media intelligence, with over 60 offices across six continents, serving more than 30,000 clients. He founded the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in 2008, and launched SHACK15, a data science hub and members club in London and San Francisco, in 2016.

MEST Africa Summit 2019: Nairobi, June 10-12

This year's Summit took place in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with Microsoft, sponsored by Africa's Talking, Intel, Ethiopian Airways, Flutterwave, Liquid Telecom, Oracle and more. See more.

MEST Africa Challenge

The Pan-African scale-up competition returned in 2019.
Congratulations to this year's winners OzĂ©, WayaWaya and Snode Technologies!

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