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MEST Express Acceleration Program 2022

Deadline: 10th of July, 2022

MEST Express is an acceleration program aimed to provide investment support to startups in early and growth-stage specifically in Ghana. This cohort is focused on empowering startups in Ghana that are readily providing solutions across the technology space and transforming change to create a more sustainable future for all.

This program is designed to deliver interventions for businesses that are focused on rapid practical application and diligently observes business outcomes. The program focuses more on the founders to ensure their businesses are poised for growth and increased impact. All participating startups have the opportunity to receive equity-free grant funding and get access to investment opportunities through the program.


  • New established Ghanaian startup in 1to 3 years of operation
  •  Must be technology or tech-enabled
  • Must have attained $100k or less in funding
  • Must be able to prove problem-solution fit
  • Must have steady generating revenue
  • Must be able to demonstrate traction
  • Must have a business model


The Benefits of the MEST Express Acceleration Program are;

  • Capital: The top-performing startups will receive equity-free grant funding for sustained growth
  • Know-how:  The startups will learn & apply strategies focused on rapid application & tangible outcomes
  • Mentorship: Availability of  mentorship from industry professionals and sector experts
  • Network access: They will get access to community of experts, investors and founder

Program Focus Areas

  • Funding & Investment readiness
  • Risk Management and Crisis Resilience
  • Product Management & Positioning
  • Business and Revenue Modelling
  • Sales & Customer Acquisition
  • Market Research & Competitive Analysis
  • Marketing & Brand awareness
  • Organizational Structuring

Accra cohort application process

Applications open – 1st June, 2022
Applications close – 10th July, 2022
Program begins – 28th July, 2022
Program ends – 25th November, 2022

Application Deadline: 10th of July, 2022

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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