Fully Funded MEST Africa Challenge 2019 Competition for African startups

MEST Africa announces the launch of applications for its second annual African MEST Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire who are ready to expand into new markets.

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2019

Are you the founder of a technology startup currently operating in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire or South Africa, ready to scale across Africa?

Submit your company for the African MEST Challenge! Country winners from each region will be flown to the finals at the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi to compete for up to $50,000 in equity investment and a range of other support to accelerate their Pan-African scale-up.


Calling all scale-ups in Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town and Abidjan!

Are you:

  1. A revenue-generating startup
  2. Ready to scale into additional markets
  3. Part of a team with at least 10 people
  4. Seeking funding

African MEST Challenge Regional Pitch Events


Wednesday, 27 February, 2019


Thursday, 28 February, 2019


Thursday, 28 February, 2019


Wednesday, 27 February, 2019


Thursday, 28 February, 2019

Final pitch: Nairobi Kenya June 12th, 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MEST Africa Challenge 2019 scale-up pitch competition

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