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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a Pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund and incubator, has today announced it will launch an incubator space in Lagos and Cape Town.
In a press release, MEST said it will officially open the MEST Incubator Lagos today (21 November) led by general manager Atawodi-Edun in Ikoyi.
MEST Incubator Cape Town, is set to officially launch on Thursday (23 November) at the Woodstock Exchange.
Both incubators will serve as an extension of the MEST Accra headquarters.
These facilities will offer entrepreneurs support, mentorship and resources as well as co-working facilities.
MEST has a presence across Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa
“We’re extremely excited to enter the Nigerian and South African markets with the launch of our new incubator spaces,” MEST managing director Aaron Fu said in the same release.
“Lagos and Cape Town are home to an enormous amount of ambitious tech talent with massive potential.”
“We also look forward to welcoming companies from the larger local community to join our Pan-African network of like-minded entrepreneurs,” added Fu.
MEST has had a presence in Nigeria since 2015 and South Africa in 2016, the programme now operates in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya.
Up to $20-million has been invested into the incubator network, training programmes and early stage startups.
Featured image: MEST Incubator Lagos (Supplied)