Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Training Program Class of 2023 (Fully-funded)

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Training Program Class of 2023 is now accepting applications.

MEST provides ambitious entrepreneurs across Africa with a 12-month graduate-level training program.

The business, communications, and software development entrepreneurial training curriculum offer substantial hands-on project work, culminating in a final pitch and the opportunity to earn seed funding and expand firms.

With the support of an internationally known faculty, the successful world-class training program is run. They also provide opportunities for their entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) to be mentored by real-life entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other executives from across the world. Executives from Uber, Facebook, Safaricom, Samsung, Interswitch, and other companies have given guest lectures.

Curriculum Overview

  • Building Sustainable Teams
  • 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)
  • Preparing for investments

Cost

  • The MEST Training Program is completely funded and does not require any financial contributions from MEST. Because this is a full-time program, you must be available for all classes and sessions.

MEST Africa Training Program Class of 2023 | Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or similar experience from a university or technical college, as well as at least two (2) years of corporate and startup experience (recommended).
  • Exceptional communication, business, or software development abilities;
  • Young people that are passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, as well as how to apply technology to achieve commercial goals;
  • Should be willing to commit to a year-long residential program;
  • Complete the appropriate Pre-Learning courses and MEST’s rigorous recruiting procedure to demonstrate that you are a disciplined, motivated self-starter who can work and deliver on assignments and projects.
  • A strong ambition to establish a business and an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Ability to communicate openly and convincingly;
  • Proven academic or professional competence, ability to work well in a team
  • Leadership skills that have been demonstrated;
  • Thinking that is self-assured and autonomous;
  • Excellent people skills

How to Apply for the MEST Africa Training Program Class of 2023

The application procedure is as follows:

  • Pre-learning courses in their entirety
  • Consider taking an aptitude exam.
  • Fill up the MEST Training Program application and send it in.
  • Interviews with members of the hiring team
  • Offer

To apply, go to this link.

Deadline for application: April 20, 2022

Visit MestAfrica for more details.

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