Seven Kenyan Startups will go toe to toe with 29 other startups in the MEST Africa Challenge 2022, the winner of which will secure US$50,000 in equity funding.
The Kenyan startups include Hisa Inc., Afriagrimark Enterprise Limited, Nutritech Solutions, Easyhouse Africa, mSwali, and Mobi-Remit Solutions.
The regional competition stage will see the shortlisted startups put into pitching teams of 4 which will then participate in virtual pitch competitions scheduled to take place between the 10th and 13th of October 2022.
Founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen, MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training program, seed fund, and incubator helping to launch technology startups across the continent.
To date, it has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from across the continent and invested in over 80 startups. The MEST Africa Challenge 2022 was 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.