The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
The incubator will provide the same on-the-ground support, access to resources and global MEST network received by portfolio companies in Accra, Lagos and Cape Town.
One of the first companies to move into the Incubator in Nairobi will be recent investment Sharehouse, an ‘Airbnb for warehouses’. They will be joined by existing portfolio company Nestmetric , a platform that makes business insights and predictions through machine learning accessible to all types of businesses.
Nairobi Garage has been selected to host the new Nairobi operations of the African Leadership University and MEST.
The expanding MEST network will offer entrepreneurs looking to grow their market across the continent with resources and connections in several major African cities.
To date, MEST has invested in over 25 startups across industries from SaaS and consumer internet, to eCommerce, Digital Media, Agritech, Fintech and Healthcare IT.