MEST Invites Aspiring Tech Entrepreneurs to Apply for 12-Month Training Program

MEST Invites Aspiring Tech Entrepreneurs to Apply for 12-Month Training Program

By Staff Writer, 17 January 2024

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has officially launched the application process for its highly anticipated 12-month tech entrepreneurship training program.

Established in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen, MEST stands as a pan-African initiative that combines software and entrepreneurship training with seed funding and incubation to catalyze the growth of technology startups across the continent.

The comprehensive training program, fully sponsored and located in Accra, is tailored to empower emerging entrepreneurs in turning their innovative concepts into viable startup ventures.

Covering essential modules such as software development, go-to-market strategies, sales techniques, UI/UX design, and communications, the curriculum aims to equip participants with the skills required to pitch their startup ideas for funding and launch businesses addressing both local and global challenges through software technology.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to access a wealth of knowledge through an extensive curriculum and mentorship provided by industry leaders and international experts.

The program culminates with the chance for participants to secure seed funding and business incubation for their startups.

Having already made a significant impact, MEST has trained over a thousand entrepreneurs and supported more than 90 funded startups across the African continent.

Emily Fiagbedzi, the director of the MEST Training Programme, expressed the organization's mission, stating, "Our mission at MEST is to empower the next generation of African tech innovators. The Class of 2025 presents an exciting opportunity to nurture and elevate the brightest minds, equipping them with the skills and resources needed to drive impactful change across the continent through their tech startups."

Aspiring candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by March 18, with the program scheduled to commence in August.

To apply and learn more about the MEST 12-month tech entrepreneurship training program, visit here.

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