MEDA News

Meet our Pitch Competition 2021 Winner

We are very excited to announce that the winner of MEDA’S Pitch Competition 2021 is: EarthPup, represented by their CEO, Lucy Cullen! As a reward for first place, they’ve won the $10,000 grand prize.

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MEDA celebrates its successful second virtual Convention 

On November 5th and 6th, MEDA held its second virtual Convention, “Rising Together”, that featured a diverse program with an engaging lineup of speakers and activities. It was well attended with participants watching from round the globe, including countries like Germany, Ukraine, Kenya, Tanzania, the Philippines, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Paraguay, United States and Canada.

MEDA shares key learnings from women entrepreneur business symposium

On September 16th and 17th, MEDA and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) hosted a virtual two-day women entrepreneur symposium that brought together 97 participants from small and growing businesses (SGBs), investors, financial service, and technical assistance providers from East Africa. 

MEDA welcomes interim Chief Financial & Investment Officer, Wendy Clayson

We are pleased to announce that on September 13th, 2021, Wendy Clayson joined MEDA’s team to serve as Interim Chief Financial & Investment Officer (CFIO). Wendy will serve in this role over the next year as we continue conducting a full executive search for a permanent CFIO. 

Our hearts are with Haiti

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti.  On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the small island nation, killing over 2,000 people