The Accra-based MEST incubator has appointed Aaron Fu as the new Managing Director. His appointment comes hot on the heels of an expansion drive by the incubator to have its footprint across the African continent, and Fu is expected to be at the helm of this scaling up the program.
MEST, founded back in 2008, aims at providing training and seed funding to innovators in Africa and see them grow into successful commercial tech companies. Fu joins MEST after serving in an almost similar post as the Managing Partner at Nest.
Fu is also credited for having started Metta Kenya, backed by Nest to provide a space for tech entrepreneurs and investors to connect. The current interim MD at MEST, Katie Sarro, will move on to become Head of Partnerships and Fundraising.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Fu said he wants to devote much of his effort to expanding MEST outreach and impact. “A very big part of that is figuring out what elements we’ve rolled out in Accra that will scale to the rest of the market.
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