Call for Applications: MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program

Call for Applications: MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program
Call for Applications: MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program

The MEST Training Program is an intensive 12-month, full-time, fully sponsored program in which the cohort – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – complete a graduate-level course in software development, business, and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.

The course culminates with an investor pitch, with the chance to receive seed funding and enter MEST’s portfolio for company incubation.

What to expect

> Hands-on Projects

> Industry Experts

> Full Support

> Guest Lectures

Scope of Training

  • Software Development
  • Core Programming Languages
  • Scrum & Agile Development
  • Web Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Engineering
  • UI/UX
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Modelling
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Lean Startup Methodology
  • Pitching & Investor Requirements
  • Market Research
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Revenue and Business Modeling
  • Branding and Communications
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Metrics and Measurements
  • Sales and Traction (achieving product/market fit)
  • Building Sustainable Teams
  • Preparing for investments

Eligibility Criteria

The recruitment process, therefore, seeks to identify only the most ambitious and ethical people with a strong desire to build a scalable software company in Africa.

Key Characteristics Required

Passion – A deep passion for starting a software company in Africa

Experience – Entrepreneurial or corporate work experience

Education – A degree from a top university or Technical College (or equivalent experience)

Soft Skills – Confident with great leadership qualities, ability to work well with others, and communicate effectively

Commitment to the Program – Successful applicants should be ready to commit to a full residential program for a whole year

Application Timeline

Applications open – 12th December 2022

Applications close – 26th February 2023

Final Interviews – April & May 2023 in Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi and Johannesburg

Training Program begins in August 2023 in Accra, Ghana

Click here to apply



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