Deadline: March 18, 2024 23:59 GMT
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Eligibility: 18 to 35 years of age Africans
Location: MEST Main Campus in Accra, Ghana
Price: Fully funded

MEST is looking for people who want to create a scalable software company in Africa.

Do you think this could be you? They are offering a one-year Training Program for the best candidates. Read on to find out more.

The MEST training program

The MEST Training Program is a graduate-level program in tech entrepreneurship. It is fully funded and lasts one year in Accra, Ghana.

During this time Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) are actively expanding their skills and knowledge in software development, business, and communications.

At the end of the program, the participants will take part in an investor pitch with the opportunity to receive funding for their business.

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Join the rigorous entrepreneurial training and learn how to develop a world-class tech business through:

  • Practical Skills Development (a fail-safe environment for pitching ideas with hands-on learning)
  • Strategic Mentorship (tailored guidance by industry experts)
  • Comprehensive Sponsorship (full scholarship that covers program costs, housing, transportation and meals)
  • Industry-Backed Learning (diverse insights from professionals and experts from various industries)

Eligibility for the program

The MEST Training Program is open to anyone of African nationality or citizenship who meets the following criteria:

  • the ability to attend in-person interviews in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, or South Africa
  • aged between 18 and 35
  • desire to build a software company
  • ability to commit to 12 months of a fully residential program in Accra, Ghana
  • ability to work well in teams

While MEST does not demand any prior experience or a degree in software development, possessing such qualifications can be advantageous during the requirement process.

Furthermore, all other proven skills, including people skills and leadership abilities, will also be taken into account.

Check out MEST’s website for more information about the program, success stories from previous attendees and how to best prepare for the application process.

Interested in applying for the MEST Training Program? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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