African startups are increasingly getting accepted into accelerators and incubators around the world, opening them up to new markets which they would normally not have been able to access. There are now a number of programmes that are based on the Continent and specifically deal with African tech startups, which makes getting accepted for such programmes a little easier. One example is MEST’s year-long graduate-level entrepreneurial training programme. Upon graduating from the programme, MEST helps incubate those startups formed by graduates. Applications for the Class of 2021 close on 7 February.