MEST Africa Challenge

MEST Africa Challenge for Early Stage Tech Startups ($50K funding)

MEST Africa Challenge (MAC) is a Pan-African pitch competition for early-stage technology startups seeking to ramp up traction and growth.

This year, we are thrilled to bring even more excitement to early-stage technology entrepreneurs with startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa.

As part of this prestigious competition, founders stand a chance to win the coveted USD 50,000 in equity, gain global recognition, and become part of MEST Africa’s lifelong supportive community.

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MEST Africa Challenge : Eligibility criteria

  • Early-stage technology startup
  • Operational in either Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa or Senegal
  • Monthly Recurring Revenue: A minimum of $5k
  • Funding raised: $0 to $1M cumulative
  • Years in existence: 3 years and below
  • Traction: At least 6 months of recurring revenue
  • Founding team: At least 2 founding team members
  • Registered in Delaware (This is preferred)
  • Any industry
  • Any business model (B2B, B2C, B2B2C, B2G etc…)
  • All participants must pitch in English

How To Apply

Deadline for application is 16th October 2023.

Visit MEST Africa Challenge website to learn more and apply

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