MEST Class of 2012: Incubator Pitches
Yesterday we saw the class of 2012 pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, the acumination of a two year programme here at MEST. Congrats everyone you did a fantastic job!
The five teams of current EIT’s (Entrepreneurs in Training) pitched to an impressive panel. The panel consisted of:
Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater Group, @jorn_lyseggen
Mike Butcher, European Editor TechCrunch, @mikebutcher
Rik Thorbecke, CFO Meltwater Group
Adam Jackson Founder, DriverSide.com, @adamjacksonsf
Brian Flynn, Founder and President at Esplanade Partners, LLC
The five teams were:
Check out these companies and follow the action and conversations here.
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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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