13th March 2017 Opportunities Women in technology 0

Application Deadline: May 10, 2017.

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is calling aspiring and established techies and entrepreneurs from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote D'ivoire to join its next dynamic cohort of trainees, with the opportunity to become world-class software developers and receive funding for their tech startups by entering the fully sponsored year-long program in Accra, Ghana which begins August 2017.

Joining the program exposes the entrepreneurs to new and diverse cultures, builds them to become globally competitive, and makes them eligible to receive seed-funding of USD $50,000 – $100,000 from the Meltwater Foundation.

Recruiting from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote D’ivoire is a deliberate move by MEST to create a pan-African network and curate a rich pool of talent and ideas. MEST aims to increase the rate of entrepreneurship adoption amongst African youth, drive more external investment to the continent, and by 2018 launch Incubators in Johannesburg or Cape Town and Nairobi, in addition to the already launched incubators in Ghana and Nigeria. This is for all MEST-graduated entrepreneurs to have the option of returning to their home countries to build their companies.

The entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) who are accepted into MEST also receive perks that allow them to focus 100% on building globally successful software companies: housing accommodation for a year in Ghana, three meals a day, and a small monthly stipend.

All interested and eligible applicants must:
– Have deep passion to build a globally successful software company
– Have several years entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
– Be able to commit spending a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting August 2017 

Think you’re a perfect fit for MEST or know someone who is? Start the application process here or contact Please note that the deadline for application in South Africa is March 10th. And in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote D’ivoire – May 10th, 2017.

Click HERE to go to MEST website for more information.


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