Fully Funded MEST Africa’s Entrepreneurial Training Program 2019

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) offers graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communications and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a Final Pitch and the chance to receive seed funding.

The year-long training programme provides Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) with MBA-level entrepreneurship training in business, software development and communications.

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Fully Funded MEST Africa’s Entrepreneurial Training Program

While diving deep into fundamental business and technology concepts, EITs complete 3 Capstones per year – they form teams, come up with an idea, build and validate a product, attain customers and pitch the idea in front of our board.

The year culminates in a final exam in the form of an investor pitch, after which some companies will receive seed funding and enter the MEST Incubator.

Please ensure the following:

  • Recruitment locations: Final recruitment takes place in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Honesty is the best policy: All participants must provide personal information that is true and accurate.
  • 100% Commitment: Accepted candidates must be able to commit to spending a year in Accra, Ghana at the MEST training program starting August.
  • Fully funded program: The MEST program is fully funded, including free tuition, room and board, 3 meals per day and a small monthly stipend.

Application Requirements:

  • A deep passion for starting a software company
  • Entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
  • A degree from a top University or Technical College (or equivalent experience)

Timelines:

  1. Application Period: Applications open in the 3rd Quarter of each year and close in March the following year
  2. Invitation: Qualified applicants will receive an invitation for a telephone interview with a member of the MEST team.
  3. Screening: Applicants who pass the telephone screening will be invited to take an online aptitude test.
  4. Interview Process: In-person group and individual interviews take place in South Africa in February; and in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire in May each year.
  5. Offers: Offers are sent out by the end of May each year.
  6. Beginning of training: Training starts in August each year.

    

  • Click on the Apply button
  • Create an Account and proceed to registration
  • Login in case you have an account already and proceed with registration
  • Click on submit once you are through registering.

Application closes on:  8th February 2019

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