Interswitch, the Leading Integrated Digital Payments and Commerce Company focused on Africa, is pleased to announce the graduation of the first batch of its sponsored Nigerian Entrepreneurs from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Training Programme, in Accra, Ghana.

Out of the 19 Nigerian Entrepreneurs In Training (EIT) sponsored by Interswitch to the MEST programme, 10 of the EITs graduated on the Saturday, 18 June 2016, to an audience of friends and family, as well as the Chairman of Interswitch, Mr. Dotun Sulaiman, and the company’s Founder and Group Managing Director, Mitchell Elegbe.

Interswitch and MEST launched this partnership in 2014, to support aspiring young Nigerians, by equipping them with the skills they need to launch successful businesses across Africa. The Entrepreneurs in Training scheme gives young Africans the chance to be the African business leaders of the future.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mitchell Elegbe, Founder and GMD of Interswitch, said:
“At Interswitch, we are very passionate and committed to growing the Tech Ecosystem in Africa. Investing in people with exceptional ideas that can grow into something really impactful and solve problems in Africa is essential to us. Africa is changing rapidly, and it is vitally important that our young people have the opportunity to not only fulfil their own potential, but to go on and change the way we live our lives.”

Interswitch will like to offer our warmest congratulations to the graduates and wish them the very best in their endeavours.