Applications For MEST Class of 2021 Now Open To Aspiring Software Entrepreneurs Across Africa and here’s how to apply for this scholarship.
Applications are open for the 2020 Meltwater Entrepreneurial Training Program that equips the trainees with seed funding for their ventures or startups.
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), as the name goes, is a training school that raises entrepreneurs and funds them after the training for their startups.
When accepted into the MEST Entrepreneurial Training Program, trainees are then taken through an incubation process that is designed to prepare them in becoming the next global leads in the generation of software entrepreneurs in Africa.
MEST is located in Accra – Ghana, with a training centre and with incubation centres in Accra, Cape Town and Lagos. The motive behind this pan-African entrepreneur training program aims to become a platform to match our global investors, mentors and entrepreneurs. The cost of this MEST ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM is training program that is fully funded by the Meltwater Foundation to help raise innovative ideas of software entrepreneur aspirants in Africa.
The MEST Entrepreneur Training Program And What To Know.
The MEST Entrepreneur Training Program is an entrepreneurship program that runs for 12 months (a year), of which applicants after successfully accepted, are taken through special entrepreneurship training: Business Management, Communication Skills, and Software Development. How it’s really interesting is the hands-on project work and culminates in an investment pitch and a chance to win seed funding for your startup after graduating.
Before graduation, trainees are called to pitch and hence, some of the trainees that impress the judges in the pitch competition get seed fund for their startups and enter MEST incubation program.
During the incubation program, trainees get active support from globally-acclaimed mentors who are specialized in the areas that their businesses will need to explore.
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This incubation program will have experienced internationally renowned trainers from some of the best universities in the world including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and NUS. The trainers will also include non-teachers, but experts in the technical fields from tech firms across Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia.
Guest lecturers will be invited by the faculty at each quarter who will come share with the trainees their journey to entrepreneurial success. These guest lecturers will come from successful companies like Samsung, Facebook, Uber, Interswitch, and Safaricom among others.
How To Apply For The MEST 2020 Entrepreneurial Program.
MEST as a training centre for the next leads of generations in software entrepreneurship, is open for everyone to apply if you would like to join the next cohort of entrepreneurs. The basic requirements you need to meet are the below:
- A Deep Passion to start/own a Software Company
- Entrepreneurial/corporate work experience
- Strong social and communication skills
- An energetic, positive attitude and ability to work well in a team.
- Ability to spend a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the training that will be starting August 2020.
Do you have what it takes to launch your own global software company successfully? Then kindly go ahead and start your Applications as application For MEST Class of 2021 Now Open To Aspiring Software Entrepreneurs Across Africa.
Click the link below to apply:
Application Deadline: February, 2020
Program Start Date: August. 2020