Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program 2025 for young African Entrepreneurs (Fully Sponsored)

Applications are accepted for the 2025 Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program.

MEST Africa’s 12-month training program provides world-class education in software development, business, and communication skills.

Apply today to be a part of the next generation of inventive technology entrepreneurs! MEST plans to start a new cohort for its core Training Program in August 2024.

MEST offers a 12-month graduate-level training to aspiring entrepreneurs across the African continent.

Since its inception in 2008, MEST has invested over $30m in training 2000+ individual entrepreneurs and funded 90+ software companies across Africa.

MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local, regional and global markets, received follow-on funding from global investors, and gotten into top accelerator programs such as Y Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.

Curriculum Sample

  • Core Programming Languages
  • Web and Mobile Development
  • UI/UX
  • Forming Culture Driven Teams
  • Business and Revenue Modeling
  • Branding and Communications
  • Market Research
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Metrics and Measurements
  • Sales and Traction
  • Preparing for investments
  • Branding and Communications
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Investor Pitching
  • Team Management and Leadership

Candidate Profile

  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit and a deep desire to start a software company
  • A degree from a top university or Technical College or equivalent experience with at least two (2) years corporate and startup experience (preferred)
  • Deep skills in either communications, business or software development
  • Young persons between the ages of 18-35, who are passionate about tech and entrepreneurship
  • Should be ready to commit to a full-time, fully residential program for 12 months in Accra, Ghana
  • Disciplined, motivated self-starter who can work and deliver on assignments and projects – demonstrate this by completing the required assessment and MEST’s rigorous recruitment process
  • Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Ability to work well in teams, proven academic or professional excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Confident and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills

Benefits

  • The entrepreneurial training program in business, communications and software development includes extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a final pitch and the chance to receive seed investment and grow businesses.
  • MEST offer entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) the opportunity to expand their network and receive feedback and mentorship from real-life Entrepreneurs, CEO and other executives from all over the world.
  • MEST also offer our entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) the opportunity to expand their network and receive feedback and mentorship from real-life Entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives from all over the world.
  • MEST quarterly Guest Lecturers have been executives of Uber, Facebook, Safaricom, Samsung, Interswitch, MTN, and many more.

How to apply

Complete the required assessment:

MEST Entrepreneurial Resilience and Personality Evaluation

Kindly note that you are required to finish this assessment and submit your proof of completion in the application form by the application deadline.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program