Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa |
Keywords related to the funding opportunity.
Equity Investment Incubation
A short description of the funding opportunity.

Applications are now open for the 2019 MEST Africa scale-up pitch competition! 

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its second year, offering up to $50k in equity investment for startups based in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and Cote d̢۪Ivoire.

Applicable funding type(s).
Equity investment
How to apply for the funding opportunity.

Please go to for more information and to apply.

Organisations with projects/technologies in the following organisation sector(s) may qualify to receive the funding.
Micro business Small business Medium business Large business
The minimum Technology Readiness Level a technology should have to be considered for this funding opportunity. Please follow the link to view more information on Technology Readiness Levels: Technology Readiness Levels
Technology readiness level 9
Follow this link to access more information regarding this funding opportunity.
Your project will be assessed based on the following criteria.


Companies must:

  • Be post-revenue
  • Operate in the market in which they are applying
  • Be primarily tech-focused
  • Be ready to scale into new markets across Africa
The process followed to select and award funding.

More information about necessary qualifications, and the application and selection process can be found here.

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