Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Apply for the 2024 cohort of the year-long MEST Africa entrepreneurial training program to build your skills!

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology offers 12-month graduate-level training to aspiring African entrepreneurs. The 2024 class, also known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs), will complete a graduate-level course in software development, business, and communication with a specific focus on practical implementation. MEST is an African-wide tech entrepreneur training program, seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for tech startups in Africa. The MEST program is a fully sponsored opportunity.

Through the program, EITs will receive intensive entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work to master industry-proven methodologies for developing world-class tech businesses from industry experts and business executives.

Interested applicants must fulfil the following to be eligible to enroll:

  • Have a degree from a university or technical college or equivalent experience with at least two years of corporate and startup experience
  • Have excellent skills in either communications, business, or software development, enthusiasm for tech entrepreneurship, and knowledge of how to use tech to achieve business results
  • Demonstrate a willingness to commit to a complete residential program for a whole year
  • Be a disciplined self-starter that can work and deliver assignments and projects
  • Have the ability to work well in teams with proven academic or professional excellence
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities

Interested applicants should apply before 26 February 2023.

To apply, visit MEST Application