Let's learn from Ghana

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That was a short introduction about MEST before a Skype call we did with Michael Szymanski

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  • 1. Lets Learn From Ghana(with Michael Szymanski @triple_line)

2. Quick comparison Area: 240,000 Km2 Area: 17,800 Km2 Population: 24M Population: 3M GDP per capita: US$3,300 GDP per capita: US$43,000 Education Index: 148 Education Index: 91 Life quality Index: 95 Quality of life Index: 55 3. Who is MEST? MEST stands for MeltwaterEntrepreneurial School of Technology 4. What do they do?Phase 12 years SchoolPhase 2 6 months IncubatorPhase 3Ongoing Mentorship 5. Phase 1:The School (2years)Is a two-year, full-time program to learn about softwaredevelopment and entrepreneurship 6. Phase 2: The incubator (6 months)They help graduated students to start their own Startups. They Provide : 1- Funding (up to US$300,000) 2- Office space3- Mentors and advisors 4- Global Network 7. Phase 3: The Mentorship (Ongoing)Continues support with international mentors who serve asboard members or company advisors 8. ResultSaya Mobile is selected as one the top 7 startups in TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 (San Francisco) Nevahold is selected as one of the top 15 Startups in Europe, ME and Africa region - WebitExpo 2012 9. Lets Learn From Ghana(with Michael Szymanski @triple_line)Use Twitter to write your question followed by#startupQ8