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Meet The 2022 MEST Africa Challenge Top 10 Finalists


Oct. 18, 2022, 1:33 p.m.

Throughout last week, 34 startups battled it out at the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge Regional pitch competition, where 10 startups successfully made it to the next stage.

In its fourth year, MAC 2022 called for technology startups in 5 African markets – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa to vie for the ultimate prize of $50,000 in equity investment.

The 10 startups are Senegalese startups Kweli Inc. and KaCyber, South Africa’s Dove Air and Desert Green Africa Agri-Investments, Kenya's Hisa Inc and mSwali, Nigeria’s AWI Agricultural Venture and Sproutly Inc and Ghanaian startups Wala Health and Swoove Inc.

These 10 finalists will move on to the Founder Interviews stage for a slot in the top five.

Furthermore, finalists will gain exclusive access to the MEST Community, including expert business coaches and mentors, global investors, and a wide selection of perk prizes and packages contributed by MEST partners across the continent.

Finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Demo Day in Accra, Ghana, on December 1st, 2022, where they will once again compete on a global stage for up to $50,000 in equity investment and the opportunity to join the MEST Portfolio and global community.

To date, MEST has trained 1000s of entrepreneurs from across the continent and invested in over 80 startups across industries from Agritech, Fintech, SaaS, eCommerce, Digital Media, and Healthcare, amongst others.

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