Come November, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) will be hosting its first Africa Technology Summit (ATS) in Ghana.
The three-day event, which will run from November 3rd to 5th, will be focusing on the area of investing and supporting of startups. Topics will include the role venture hubs play and how they can better serve and support entrepreneurs in scaling their startups for success; investors’ views on the most compelling opportunities today in Africa and how they’re focusing their time, attention, and money; and how to ensure technology talent and solutions are being leveraged to support the most vulnerable communities.
However, the third day of the ATS conference will be aimed at connecting startups with investment opportunities, as MEST has partnered with Angel Fair Africa to make this happen.
Some notable guest speakers and entrepreneurs to be speaking at the event include Chika Nwobi, founder and managing director (MD) of L5 Labs, and co-director of 440.ng; Alisee de Tonnac, chief executive officer and co-founder of Seedstars World; Eric Osiakwan, founder of Angel Fair Africa; Raphael Afaedor, co-founder and CEO of Supermart.ng; Etop Ikpe, co-MD of DealDey; and a host of others.
MEST was founded in Ghana in 2008 with an aim to provide training, investment and incubation to aspiring high tech entrepreneurs in Africa. With its headquarters in Accra, the school has since inception trained over 200 Ghanaian and Nigerian entrepreneurs and invested US$15 million in the training program and incubator which has provided seed funding to over 20 startups.
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