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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) announces the MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition open from April in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra and Cape Town.
The final pitch of the Challenge will be held on Day 2 of the Summit which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, June 18-20 and will include winners from each city’s regional event, which will be held in late April/early May.
“We’re excited to bring together leading players in the tech and investment space from across the continent and the globe once again, this time in our new home in Cape Town,” MEST Managing Director Aaron Fu said.
Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, the third MEST Africa Summit is known for investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa and this year’s event will go Pan-African, bringing together top entrepreneurs, investors and executives from Africa, Silicon Valley and Europe, to network and discuss trends, challenges and opportunities affecting markets across the continent, under the theme The Year of the African Scaleup?
“The MEST Africa Summit serves as a meeting ground for Pan-African entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners, and this year looks to ignite discussion around the real challenges and opportunities businesses face when reaching scale, as the startup space in Africa continues to mature,” he added.