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Regional finalists for the MEST Africa Challenge 2019  has been announced.50 Start-ups have been selected to take part in the annual MEST Africa Challenge regional finals  that will take place February 27 and 28 in Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town and Abidjan.

According to MEST Africa five regional winners will be flown to the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi in June, where they will compete on a global stage for up to $50k in equity investment and the opportunity to join the Pan-African MEST incubator community.

The 2019 Challenge attracted over 1,000 applications, out of which 50 have been chosen to compete in the semi-finals in Accra, Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Abidjan. Regional pitch competitions will be held on the following dates at MEST Incubator locations or local partners offices.

The details is as follows:

Accra, Ghana: Wednesday, February 27

Regional finalists from Accra are:

– iKolilu Ghana
– OZÉ
– COCOA SIKA
– DizzitUp
– Sokocentre.com
– GetRooms
– eCampus
– DNA 4 Wheels
– CodeStinks Limited

Nairobi, KenyaWednesday, February 27

Regional finalists from Nairobi are:

– Baobab Circle
– Raise
– Tulaa
– Mosabi
– Asaak Financial Services
– Optimetriks
– Eko Biashara
– Tambua Intelligent Diagnostics
– Angaza Elimu
– Dawati

Lagos, Nigeria: Thursday, February 28

Regional finalists from Lagos are:

– myPadi.ng
– SonoCare
– Crop2Cash
– SecureFarmer
– The MUDiA Project
– AMPZ
– The Smarthub
– Livekampus
– EduPoint Limited
– Schoolphix

Cape Town, South Africa: Thursday, February 28

Regional finalists from Cape town are:

– Snode Technologies
– Kuba
– JOBJACK
– Agri360
– MyBraai
– Lightbulb Education
– AfricaScope South Africa (Pty) Ltd
– Kasi Eats
– Beleaf & Co
– Digital Shiftl)

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire: Thursday, February 28

Regional finalists from Abidjan are:

– StarNews Mobile
– CINETPAY
– Moja Ride
– TRIPAFRIQUE
– QUICKCASH
– DIGITECH AFRICA LTD
– Seekewa
– Smartphorce Holding
– Kalejob
– weebi

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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