Established in 2008 in Ghana, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology—MEST—is a training program, seed fund, and incubator for African entrepreneurs. During the fully-sponsored one-year program, students learn how to build a successful tech company and pitch their business ideas for funding at the end of the year. Today, MEST has a presence in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa and has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa in 2015.
There’s a world of online data that’s constantly growing and changing. Meltwater believes that businesses can strategically manage their brands by leveraging this information to make decisions based on real-time analysis. More than 23,000 companies use Meltwater’s platform to stay on top on billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and stay ahead of their competition.
“We’re a very feedback-driven company, and we do it from a good place. We’re always giving open and honest criticism because we find that it’s often the best place for people to grow.”
“We’re always looking to push the envelope, to go places that people haven’t gone before, and I think in an industry like media, where it’s constantly changing, evolving, and developing, that is a huge strength for our company.”