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MEST, the Pan-African training programme, seed fund, incubator and hub for tech entrepreneurs in Africa, has announced the 50 regional finalists of this year’s MEST Africa Challenge.
The winner of the pitch competition, which is now in its second year, stands to receive up to $50 000 in equity investment from MEST and space in a MEST incubator. The finals of the challenge will be held at the 2019 MEST Africa Summit which will take place between 10 and 12 June in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a post on Medium yesterday (20 February), MEST said this year’s challenge had attracted over 1000 applications. Following the announcement of the finalists, MEST will next week hold regional pitch events in Accra and Nairobi on Wednesday (27 February), as well as in Lagos, Cape Town and Abidjan on Thursday (28 February).
Regional finals of the 2019 MEST Africa Challenge will take place next Wednesday and Thursday (27 and 28 February) in Accra, Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Abidjan
The regional finals will see five winners fly to the MEST Africa Challenge finals in Nairobi in June. The 50 regional finalists are:
AfricaScope South Africa
Beleaf & Co
DNA 4 Wheels
Asaak Financial Services
Tambua Intelligent Diagnostics
The MUDiA Project