The MEST Training Program

Graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, comms and software


Feb 8, 2019
Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 1, 2020
MEST AfricaIncubator
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Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Computer software, Information technology, Software as a Service

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