Neku Atawodi-Edun

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

Neku Atawodi is General Manager for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a not for profit that invests in and trains African Entrepreneurs, with an aim to create Africa’s next Tech entrepreneurs and provide jobs for the continent. Neku has extensive experience as a self-starter entrepreneur, having spearheaded the launch-to-market of companies in various sectors under her watch.

Previously, Neku worked as a Technical Advisor to the Ministry of (FCT) where she developed the FCT’s revolutionary File Tracking System. Neku is passionate about empowering African entrepreneurs through tech, and was a member of the founding team for Africa’s pioneer Impact Investment Tracking Platform.

Neku is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and a Clinton Global Initiative Lead Mentor. She holds a Masters Degree in International Business from the European Business School, London, and is an avid equestrian in her spare time. She was recently named as one of Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 and a nominee for CNBC’s Young African Entrepreneur of the year.

My Sessions

Making sense from the noise: Managing quality investment deal flow

When investing in a business, there are vital signs that tell you something is wrong. But you can only see these “red flags” when conducting your due diligence. There are a lot of signs that could potentially become red flags, but how do you identify the key ones you need to pay attention to and […]