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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST) Training programme Class of 2025

(MEST) Training programme Class of 2025

Country: Accra,
City: Ghana
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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Training programme Class of 2025

The MEST Training Program is a one year, fully sponsored, graduate-level program in tech entrepreneurship. During this full-time and fully sponsored program, Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) expand their skills and knowledge in software development, business, and communications while developing viable businesses. The program culminates in an investor pitch with the opportunity to receive seed funding and enter MEST’s portfolio for company incubation. 

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Program Curriculum 

Software Development

  • Core Programming Languages
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Engineering
  • UI/UX


  • Market Research 
  • Lean Startup Methodology 
  • Design Thinking 
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Revenue and Business Modeling
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Metrics and Measurements

Marketing & Communications

  • Branding and Communications
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Investor Pitching 
  • Team Management and Leadership

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Benefits of MEST

The Training program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training, extensive hands-on project work, and intentional mentoring designed to ensure EITs are equipped to develop world-class tech businesses. 

Practical Skills Development: EITs validate, build, test, and pitch ideas in a fail-safe environment, promoting hands-on learning and resilience.

Strategic Mentorship: EITs access community and industry experts for tailored guidance, fostering individual and team development

Comprehensive Sponsorship: EITs receive a full scholarship covering program costs, including housing, transportation, and meals.

Industry-Backed Learning: EITs learn from experienced experts and professionals across industries, gaining diverse insights throughout the program.

Eligibility for MEST

  • Open to exceptionally talented and ambition people with a strong desire to build a scalable software company in Africa 
  • A deep passion for software company in Africa.
  • Entrepreneurial or Corporate work experience.
  • A degree from top university or technical college (or equivalent experience)
  • Confident with great leadership qualities, ability to work well with others, and communicate effectively
  • Successful application should be ready to commit  to a full commit to a full residential program for a whole year.

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  • Applications open – 11th January 2024
  • Applications close – 18th March 2024
  • Final Interviews – April – May 2024 in Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi and Johannesburg

Training Program begins in August 2024 in Accra, Ghana


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline18 March,2024
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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