Applications open for 5th edition of $50k MEST Africa Challenge.

MEST Africa has announced the opening of applications for the fifth edition of the MEST Africa Challenge, the winner of which will secure US$50,000 in equity funding.

Founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen, MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training programme, seed fund, and incubator helping to launch technology startups across the continent. 

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To date, it has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from across the continent and invested in over 80 startups. The MEST Africa Challenge is open to pre-seed to seed-stage technology startups in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa, where regional competitions will be held in October. Two finalists will be selected from each country to participate in the final in Accra, competing for the ultimate prize of US$50,000 in equity.  

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Applications are open here until October 9.

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