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Apply Now: $50,000 for Your African Technology Startup

By Wayan Vota on August 8, 2022

Emerging technology startup companies at the pre-seed or seed stage (operating for less than two years and currently generating income) usually need to raise funding, build industry networks and gain global visibility.

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This is especially true for young companies that are demonstrating traction with new innovations for African business and consumer markets in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, or Kenya.

$50,000 MEST Africa Challenge for 2022

MEST Africa Challenge is a business pitch competition for technology startups looking to get to the next level of their growth journey. African startups will showcase their unique value in English-language pitch competitions in Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, and Dakar.

Finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Demo Day in Accra, Ghana on December 1st, 2022 where they will once again compete on a global stage for up to US$ 50,000 in equity investment and the opportunity to join the MEST Portfolio and global community.)

Apply Now! Deadline is 30th August 2022

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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3 Comments to “Apply Now: $50,000 for Your African Technology Startup”

  1. I am an Information Technology enthusiast with an educational background in computer science.
    I love technology and love to teach as well as to continuously learn it.
    My love for technology lead me to teaching and setting up a technology firm with a registered company name in Abuja Nigeria.
    Some of the challenges associated with IT set ups are start-up founds and low skilled based professional.
    My intention for this application is to get the start up found and use it to explore opportunities to improve and expand my young IT company to provide a medium for professional skilled training for upcoming you IT enthusiast like me and to promote tech ideas and application. This are my intention for this application if granted the start-up founds.
    With regards, thank you sincerely.

  2. Eric kamande says:

    Am an impact beneficiary from kibera and I am really eager to get this opportunity to get money to support my business proposal that will impact many in the community

  3. Mishi alfani mwaringa says:

    My names are mishi mwaringa, the director and founder of miggac supplies,I’m specialized in supplies of fresh produce and agricultural products, in order to improve efficiency and audible tracking and limit exploitative behaviours, I came up with a block chain technology where all the transactions and business activities will be tracked by mobile phone app