MEST Africa Challenge (MAC)


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The MEST Africa Challenge: Where African Tech Dreams Take Flight

So, you've got a tech startup, and you're looking to make waves in the African tech scene? Well, buddy, you're in luck. The MEST Africa Challenge is back, and it's bigger, bolder, and more lucrative than ever.

A Brief Dive into the Challenge

The MEST Africa Challenge isn't just another pitch competition. Oh no. It's a pan-African extravaganza for early-stage tech startups looking to ramp up traction and growth. Launched with the noble aim of providing a stage for startups to raise funding, build networks, and gain global visibility, this competition has grown into a key establishment in Africa's startup tech industry.

Key Deets You Can't Miss

  • Prize Money: A whopping $50,000 in equity. That's right, 50 grand. Not too shabby for a day's pitch, right?
  • Eligibility: If you're an early-stage tech startup based in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, or South Africa, you're in the game.
  • Visibility: This isn't just about the money. It's about getting your startup in front of investors, potential partners, and a global audience.

What's the Challenge All About?

The focus is clear: innovation. The MEST Africa Challenge is on the hunt for groundbreaking innovations that can reshape industries and redefine the future. Whether you're into AI, fintech, agritech, or any tech, really, this is your chance to shine.

Prizes and Recognition

Apart from the $50,000 in equity, winners gain visibility from investors and potential partners. Plus, there's a lifetime of support from MEST's community. And let's not forget the partner prizes and perks from MEST's strategic partners.

How Does the Challenge Work?

While the exact schedule isn't laid out on the site, past editions have seen regional finals leading up to a grand demo day. It's a journey from regional star to continental champion.

Who Can Jump In?

Early-stage tech startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa. If you're based in one of these countries and have a tech solution that the world needs to see, step right up.

A Little About MEST Africa

MEST Africa isn't just about competitions. They're on a mission to support and nurture the next generation of African tech entrepreneurs. With training programs, incubators, and a network that spans the continent, they're a force to be reckoned with in the African tech ecosystem.

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