The MEST Entrepreneurs in Training Program 2020/2021

MEST is looking for business-oriented applicants who are interested in learning how to start a software company! Do you have what it takes? Apply now!

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) offers graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communications and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a Final Pitch and the chance to receive seed funding.

The MEST Entrepreneurs in Training Program

The MEST Training Program is a graduate-level, 1-year entrepreneurial course in business, communications and software development grounded in hands-on projects. Entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) form teams at MEST and pitch for the chance to receive seed funding.

The Class of 2020 welcomes for the first time ever, entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) from The Republic of Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Botswana, Uganda, and Benin.

Over the course of 1 year, successful applicants will visit MEST HQ in Accra, Ghana and take part in an intensive entrepreneurial training program centred around business, communication, and software development. The training is delivered by global experts and includes extensive hands-on project work, as well as mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives from Silicon Valley, Europe, and Africa.

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


  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to start a company
  • Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Proven academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self-motivation
  • Confidence and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills

How to Apply

MEST is looking for ambitious, driven entrepreneurs with a strong desire to build a scalable software company. Do you have what it takes?

Click here to Apply

Deadline: 7th February 2020


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