Ghana start-ups get MEST support
| Dec. 5, 2011, 12:53 p.m.
The Accra-based Meltwater Foundation is investing in two new Ghanaian software start-ups.
The two, ClaimSync and Saya Mobile, will join the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) business incubator and receive seed funding and mentorship.
The two teams were selected from the MEST graduating class after two years of study.
The MEST incubator is the second phase of a three-phase entrepreneurial programme aimed at fostering the growth of software companies in Africa.
ClaimSync is a system that allows healthcare service providers to easily compile and process medical claims electronically.
Saya Mobile is a low-cost mobile group chat application available to both feature and smart phone users.
These companies will join six other currently in the MEST incubator program, and hope to launch their products within the next few months.
In addition to funding, these companies will receive guidance and support from the incubator staff and mentors.
“It’s pretty exciting to have our company seed funded by the MEST Incubator. It feels really great because we know all the hard work and sleepless nights during our training at MEST paid off and we can finally get our business idea now off the ground,” said Robert Lamptey, Co-founder of Saya Mobile.
Seth Akumani, CEO of ClaimSync, said: “Meltwater’s investment…has given us the opportunity to make ClaimSync a reality and the best part is the access to advisors and experts we get through the Meltwater Foundation.”