The flagship MEST incubator is located in Accra, Ghana. Our Lagos satellite was launched in 2016, and Cape Town in 2017, with space in Nairobi to follow.
MEST provides seed funding and space in our incubator to foster the growth and success of our graduated entrepreneurs. The incubator supports our overall mission and provides working space, hands-on support, resources and a vibrant community to help our portfolio companies succeed. Its inception was driven in part by the limited access to seed stage capital and to mentorship opportunities with seasoned entrepreneurs for software startups on the continent.
The expanding MEST network will offer entrepreneurs looking to grow their market across the continent with resources and connections in several major African cities. To date, MEST has invested in over 25 startups across industries from SaaS and consumer internet, to eCommerce, Digital Media, Agritech, Fintech and Healthcare IT.