By Ben Bertenbreiter on April 16, 2013
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), based in Accra, Ghana, is one of the partners in VC4Africa’s partnership network, bringing in various ventures to VC4Africa, including Dropifi, ClaimSync, Saya Mobile and RetailTower. MEST offers a three-phase entrepreneurial program designed to foster the growth of globally successful software companies from Africa through training, funding, and incubation. Since 2008 MEST has trained over 100 tech entrepreneurs and has invested over $1.5M in 13 tech start-ups in Accra. Below Benjamin Bertenbreiter interviews Michael Szymanski, Director of Business Development at MEST, and manager of the MEST seed fund. “I think there will be big success stories out of Africa.”
What is the central goal of MEST, what are you all striving for?
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