Are you a Techie or Entrepreneur? Join the 1-Year MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Program


The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its 2019 Entrepreneurial Training Program as it calls on tech-savvy individuals and entrepreneurs from across Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa & Ivory Coast) to join its 2019 cohort of trainees.

The 12-month training program, slated to hold in Accra, Ghana, is designed to provide these individuals with the skills and opportunity to become world-class software developers and receive funding for their tech startups.

The students, known as Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs), would be completing a graduate-level (MBA) course in software development, business, and communications. This would be after 12 months of rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work to ensure the EITs are fully equipped to build a successful global software/tech company.

EITs would also have access to a series of guest lectures and mentoring from experienced executives and successful entrepreneurs. EITs would also form teams, come up with an idea, build and validate a product that is scalable. The year-long training would then culminate in a final exam in the form of a pitch event, after which some companies will receive $50k – $100k in seed funding and enter the prominent MEST Incubator.

During this period of training, EITs would be provided with housing accommodation for a year in Ghana, three meals a day, and a monthly stipend.

Interested applicants are to ensure that they:

  • Have a deep passion to build a globally successful software company.
  • Have years of entrepreneurial or corporate work experience.
  • A degree from University or Technical College (or its equivalent)
  • Be able to commit spending a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program working effectively in a team.

Application for the training is open till 8th February, 2019.

If you are an ambitious, committed entrepreneur looking to build the next thing in the tech ecosystem, then click here to apply.

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