MELTWATER ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (MEST) AFRICA ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM 2025 FOR YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS (FULLY SPONSORED)

Application Deadline: 18th March 2024.

Applications are now open for the 2025 Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program. Get access to world-class education in Software development, Business and Communication Skills from MEST Africa’s 12-month Training Program. Apply now to be a part of the next class of innovative technology entrepreneurs! MEST has confirmed to start the 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.

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