MEST Africa Challenge 2019 scale-up pitch competition for African startups ( $50k in equity investment)

MEST Africa announces the launch of applications for its second annual MEST Africa 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. 

This year’s finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12, 2019, where they will once again compete on a global stage for up to $50k in equity investment and the opportunity to join the Pan-African MEST incubator community.

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 MEST Africa 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.
Application Deadline: February 15th, 2019


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

MEST Africa 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

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly follow this link below to apply.

Visit here to apply for the MEST Africa Challenge 2019 scale-up pitch competition

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2019

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