Applications are now being accepted for the 12-month tech entrepreneurship training program offered by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).
MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training program, seed fund, and incubator that was founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen. It assists in the establishment of technology firms around the continent.
Based in Accra, the 12-month fully-sponsored training program helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful startup companies by teaching them numerous skills such as software development, go-to-market strategies, sales strategies, UI/UX design, communications, and more through modules.
Its goal is to prepare interested parties to present their business ideas to investors and start companies that use software to solve regional and global issues.
After completing an extensive curriculum and receiving mentorship from global experts and industry leaders, participants will have the opportunity to receive seed investment and business incubation for their firm.
The impact of MEST is demonstrated by the over 1,000 entrepreneurs it has trained and the over 90 funded firms it has supported around the continent.
“Empowering the next generation of African tech innovators is our mission at MEST,” MEST Training Programme head Emily Fiagbedzi stated. “The Class of 2025 offers an incredible chance to develop and elevate the most brilliant minds, giving them the tools and resources they need to launch tech startups that will significantly impact the continent.”
Applications are accepted online through March 18; the program starts in August.