mest Express program

Helping startups accelerate their growth, create impact & become investor ready


MEST Express is an acceleration program focused on providing investment-readiness support to early and growth-stage startups in Ghana. It is designed to deliver hands-on business interventions that are focused on rapid practical application and observable business outcomes. The program works with founders to ensure their businesses are poised for growth and increased impact. Participating startups have the opportunity to receive equity-free grant funding and get access to investment opportunities through the program.

Our next cohort is focused on empowering startups in Ghana that are providing solutions that use technology to drive transformational change to create a more sustainable future for all. We are looking for founders who are passionate about and believe in, a world where everyone can thrive.

How we support:

Top-performing startups receive equity-free grant funding for sustained growth.
Learn & apply strategies focused on rapid application & tangible outcomes.

Get mentorship from industry professionals and sector experts.
Network access
Get access to our community of experts, investors, and founders.

Businesses We Support

  • Early to growth stage Ghanaian startups
  • 1-3 years in operation
  • Technology or tech-enabled
  • $100k or less in funding
  • Proven problem-solution fit
  • Generating revenue
  • Can demonstrate traction
  • Any business model

Program Focus Areas

  • Funding & Investment readiness
  • Risk Management and Crisis Resilience
  • Product Management & Positioning
  • Business and Revenue Modelling
  • Sales & Customer Acquisition
  • Market Research & Competitive Analysis
  • Marketing & Brand awareness
  • Organizational Structuring


July 10, 2022
OrganizerMEST Africa
Website Visit website
Targets Ghana
Adtech, Agritech, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Fintech, HealthTech, ICT, Information technology, Nanotech