Call for Applications: MEST Scale Acceleration Programme for SMEs in Ghana


MEST Scale is a venture acceleration program designed by MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, to help Small and Growing Businesses strengthen their operations, address key technology gaps and increase their ability and capacity to scale their growth.

Eligibility Criteria

MEST Scale is looking to support startups and SMEs that are ready to scale

Sales and traction

✓ Has annual sales minimum $150,000

✓ Demonstrates at least three years of strong revenue growth

✓ If unprofitable, has plan and path for financial breakeven

✓ Stage: Commercially viable venture with strong product-market fit with a primary challenge of determining why, where, what, and how to scale

✓ Personnel and talent: Minimum of 5 full-time management staff, total of 10 staff minimum

✓ Team should consist of more than 5 team members that are non-management staff

✓ Gender balance: Companies with women in leadership and top management roles will be given preference

✓ Scalability: The venture has a good blend of ambition and potential to scale

✓ Market: Business must be based in Ghana & headquartered in the Greater Accra region

✓ Technology: Must be a software technology business

Application Deadline – October 7, 2022

Click here to apply. 


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