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MEST Africa Challenge 2022: Here are the shortlisted startups going into the regional competition stage

Here are the 36 shortlisted startups going into the regional competition stage

 36 regional finalists in MEST 2022

MEST Africa has announced a shortlist of 36 qualified technology startups from 5 African countries who will be going into the regional pitch competition stage of the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge.

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MEST has shared some key updates on the MEST Africa Challenge and the upcoming regional competitions.

The regional competition stage will see the shortlisted startups placed into 4 main pitching groups that will participate in virtual pitch competitions scheduled to take place between October 10 and October 13, 2022. Each pitch competition will be adjudicated by a panel of expert judges from around the continent.

From the regional pitch stage, 10 finalists will be selected for the next stage, which will consist of individual interviews with the company founders. Following the interview stage, 5 startups will be selected, one from each market, to come to Ghana for the Final Pitch Competition and Demo Day.

“MAC has been an absolute thrill and we aren't even at the finals yet! From planning, to launching the actual competition, combing through 100’s of applications, the entire journey to select our top 36 startups to move forward to regional finals has been an exciting learning curve.

"Moving forward from last year’s fully virtual competition, I am impressed by the planning team’s creative approach in merging both virtual and in-person pitch styles to widen our audience and deliver the best overall experience for our partners and contestants alike,” Director of Portfolio at MEST Africa Melissa Nsiah said, speaking on the selection process and changes to the regional competitions.

STARTUP SECTOR COUNTRY
Digistore Fintech Ghana
Wala Digital Health Health Tech Ghana
Swoove Inc Logistics Tech Ghana
AppCycling Ghana LTD E-Waste Management & Recycling Ghana
Utopia Technologies Technology Ghana
GAPhealth Technologies Ltd. Health tech Ghana
Synatech Africa Software as a Service Kenya
Nutritech Solutions Health care Kenya
Afriagrimark Enterprise Limited AgriTech Kenya
MOBI-REMIT SOLUTIONS LIMITED Financial Technology Kenya
EASYHOUSE AFRICA Proptech/Fintech/Edtech Kenya
mSwali Mobile gaming Kenya
Hisa Inc Fintech Kenya
ZEDA BROTHERS LTD (Parent Company)/ Helene ERP/Accounting Nigeria
Mytherapist.ng Mental Health Services Mental Health / Wellness Nigeria
Angel's Radar Financial Services Nigeria
Fostaco Agriculture Nigeria
Bridge Merchant Enterprise Agritech Nigeria
AWI Agricultural Venture Agri-Tech Nigeria
Sanwo Technologies Limited TrustTech Nigeria
ROYALTI DIGITAL MUSIC SOLUTIONS LIMITED Media & Entertainment Nigeria
Niteon LLC Marketplace, Procurement, Logistics, web 3.0 Nigeria
MyFoodAngels AgricTech/FoodTEch Nigeria
Goods and Services 360 Ltd Clean Cooking Nigeria
Sproutly Inc. Fintech/ Edtech Nigeria
KaCyber Technologies ICT (Transport Tech) Senegal
Kweli SAS / Kweli Inc B2B Marketplace Senegal
INSURIS INSURTECH Sénégal
Sodishop E-commerce/ elogistique Senegal
PROXALYS Retail/Ecommerce Senegal
SENDRA (Sénégalaise de Déconstruction et de Recyclage Automobile) CleanTech Senegal
Dots for Inc. Telecommunication and information technology in African rural areas Senegal
Zimi Charge (Pty) Ltd E-Mobility South Africa
Dove Air Inc Healthcare South Africa
Thumel Technologies Logistic South Africa
Desert Green Africa Agri Investments Agritech South Africa

Key benefits of the program:

  1.  Funding of up to $50,000 for the winning startup
  2. Perk prizes from MEST’s Strategic Partners
  3. Global visibility
  4. Opportunity to build your networks
  5. Professional coaching
  6. Mentorship from experts
  7. Opportunity to join the global MEST Community for lifetime benefits 

Learn more and follow the journeys of the selected startups here.

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