MEST, PARIS&Co partner to back Ghanaian startups

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The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and PARIS&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Ghanaian startups and link the two ecosystems.

The purpose of the partnership between the MEST incubator and PARIS&Co is to establish a mutually beneficial relationship which fosters the growth of each of the parties’ ecosystems by facilitating the circulation of startups between the two cities and also facilitating the circulation of information between the two parties.

PARIS&Co said it also shows the interest aroused by the Ghanaian entrepreneurial ecosystem and its qualities of innovation, with French digital operators already present in Africa within the French Tech hubs of Abidjan and Cape Town.

“This agreement, which is the first in our bilateral relations, shows the increasing role of France in the digitisation of Africa. In the case of Ghana, young entrepreneurs have been and will be invited to France in order to support innovation,” said French Ambassador François Pujolas.

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