2023 MEST Africa Challenge for Tech Startups

2023 MEST Africa Challenge for Tech Startups is for early-stage technology startups seeking to realize their full potential and unleash innovative solutions, an incredible opportunity awaits. Join us for the 5th year of the MEST Africa Challenge to unlock funding, mentorship, and unparalleled opportunities to propel your startup’s success.


This year, MAC is thrilled to bring even more excitement to early-stage entrepreneurs with startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa. As part of this prestigious competition, tech founders stand a chance to win the coveted USD 50,000 in equity, gain global recognition, and become part of MEST Africa’s lifelong supportive community.

Become a part of Africa’s burgeoning tech entrepreneurs and innovators by showcasing your groundbreaking innovation at Africa’s leading startup pitch competition. Take your business to new heights with us!

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible GradeMinimum AgeRequired GPAEligibility CountryGenderscholarship deadline
N/AN/AN/AGhana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, South AfricaAnyOctober 9, 2023

Benefits of Requirements

  • Win $50,000: Stand the chance of winning $50,000 in equity
  • Global Visibility: Gain visibility from investors & potential partners
  • A lifetime of Support: Get lifetime benefits from MEST’s community
  • Partner Prizes: Win prizes and perks from MEST strategic partners

Requirements and criteria for Requirements:

  • Monthly Recurring Revenue: $5k+
  • Funding raised: Cumulative $1M or less
  • Years of existence: 3 years and below
  • Traction: At least 6 months of recurring revenue
  • Founding team: At least 2 founding team members
  • Registered in Delaware (This is preferred)
  • Demonstrated traction in MAC Markets (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal)

How to apply for MEST Africa Challenge for Tech Startups:

Qualified candidates should visit there website for details, and how to apply. Or click on apply button on this page.


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