MEST Partners with Stripe to Help African Startups Accept Online Payments from Anywhere in the World

MEST, Wednesday March 2nd 2016

MEST is excited to announce that we’ve been selected as a launch partner for Stripe Atlas, a product designed by Stripe to provide entrepreneurs everywhere with the basic building blocks for starting a global internet business.

MEST, along with 60+ accelerators, incubators and partners, will facilitate the process by introducing the product within its existing portfolio of companies.

Atlas will allow entrepreneurs and developers to:

  • Establish an incorporated U.S. business entity

  • Open a U.S. bank account and create a tax ID number

  • Create a live Stripe account to receive payments from anywhere in the world

  • Receive the basic services they need to get started; including tax advice from PwC, legal advice from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and tools and resources from Amazon Web Services, as well as $15,000 in AWS credits.

While Atlas will initially only cover incorporation in the U.S., expansion to other countries (over time) is under consideration. Additional information can be found at