The MEST Training Program

Graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, comms and software

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is once again looking for the next cohort of Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) to join our fully-sponsored 1-year MEST training program in 2019!

MEST offers a graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communication and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, as well as mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives from Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.

The training program culminates in a final pitch for seed funding and the opportunity to grow your business out of one of the Pan-African MEST incubators in Lagos, Accra, Cape Town and Nairobi.

Interested in applying? Here’s what we are looking for:

  • An African with a deep passion to start a software company.
  • Proven record of entrepreneurial and/or corporate work experience.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the training program starting August 2019.

Application Process:

  • Complete the application form.
  • Successful applicants are contacted for a phone interview.
  • Qualified applicants are asked to complete an aptitude test.
  • Top candidates in each region will be invited for an in-person interview in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya or Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Applications for the class of 2020 close February 8, 2019.

For more information and further enquiries contact

The MEST Training Program

The MEST Training Program


February 8, 2019
August 1, 2019 - August 1, 2020
MEST Africa Incubator
Accra, Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Computer software, Information technology, Software as a Service