Mastercard Foundation partners MEST to support young entrepreneurs

GHANA – MEST, a project of Meltwater Foundation, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has announced the launch of the Startup Creation programme, aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs to build, launch and scale software technology-enabled ventures in Ghana. Startup Creation will provide free training in entrepreneurship and startup development in response to growing demand for software entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial skills among young people in the country as well as provide the opportunity for participants to launch tech-enabled startups that solve local problems. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants will…

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Mastercard Foundation partners VC firm I&P to support businesses in the education sector

WEST AFRICA – Venture Capital firm Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) has partnered the Mastercard Foundation to support businesses in the education sector to recover from the impact of COVID-19. The partnership creates a US$10.5 million three-year programme that will accelerate 30 education entrepreneurs Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal by addressing key challenges related to access, quality, and relevance faced within the sector. These include funding for education businesses in recovery phase seeking to adapt and expand, skills development through technical assistance to accelerate SMEs’ digital transformation, education opportunities through innovative…

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Mastercard Foundation invests US$10m in IP2E to support education sector

WEST AFRICA – The Mastercard Foundation has partnered with Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) to invest US$10.5 million in its I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) Fund to support businesses in the education sector to recover from the impact of COVID-19. The 3-year investment program will accelerate 30 education entrepreneurs (edupreneurs) in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal by addressing key challenges related to access, quality, and relevance faced within the sector. The education start-ups and SMEs will be selected based on their capacity to offer quality education and training, while promoting employability…

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