MEST Express Acceleration Program 2022 for early & growth stage Ghanaian tech startups

Application Deadline: July 10, 2022

MEST Express is an acceleration program focused on providing investment-readiness support to early and growth-stage startups in Ghana. It is designed to deliver hands-on business interventions that are focused on rapid practical application and observable business outcomes. The program works with founders to ensure their businesses are poised for growth and increased impact. Participating startups have the opportunity to receive equity-free grant funding and get access to investment opportunities through the program.

The next cohort is focused on empowering startups in Ghana that are providing solutions that use technology to drive transformational change to create a more sustainable future for all. MEST is looking for founders who are passionate about, and believe in, a world where everyone can thrive.

  • Early to growth stage Ghanaian startups
  • 1-3 years in operation
  • Technology or tech-enabled
  • $100k or less in funding
  • Proven problem-solution fit
  • Generating revenue
  • Can demonstrate traction
  • Any business model


Top-performing startups receive equity-free grant funding for sustained growth


Learn & apply strategies focused on rapid application & tangible outcomes


Get mentorship from industry professionals and sector experts

Network access

Get access to our community of experts, investors and founders

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MEST Express Acceleration Program 2022