Building Tech Startups from GhanaA very happy 2012 to all our readers. This year, all of us at MEST have one objective, and that is "to develop software startups from Ghana that can also compete successfully in the global market space". We wish you all the best and stay tuned for more exciting start-ups from the MEST Community here in Ghana.
To kickstart the year, here is a video interview of Fredrik Sydnes, Managing Director of the Meltwater Foundation in Ghana talking to Afriversity's Thorgeir Einarsson about the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and building and nurturing global IT companies from Ghana. Enjoy!
Fredrik Sydnes, MD of Meltwater Foundation Ghana talks to Thorgeir Einarsson from Afriversity on Vimeo.
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Due to COVID-19, MEST postpones training program to next year and doubles down on growing portfolio companies
At MEST, we continue to be deeply concerned about COVID-19 and have been closely monitoring developments locally and globally. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our community and we will continue to follow local authority and health official guidelines.
Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic and the uncertainty that the future of travel holds, we have been unable to conduct in-person interviews and host recruitment around Africa for our next cohort. For this reason, we have taken the decision to postpone the Training Program to next year.
While these circumstances are indeed unfortunate, we see this as an exciting opportunity at MEST to double down on providing support and mentorship to our existing portfolio companies and the African ecosystem.
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