MEST Africa is Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2025


The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST Africa), a tech entrepreneurship training in Africa, has announced the opening of applications for the  Class of 2025.

This 12 month, fully sponsored program, based in Accra, is designed to make interested candidates ready to pitch their startup ideas for funding and launch businesses that solve local and global problems through software technology.

“Our mission at MEST is to empower the next generation of African tech innovators,” said Emily Fiagbedzi, Director of the MEST Training Program. “The Class of 2025 presents an exciting opportunity to nurture and elevate the brightest minds, equipping them with the skills and resources needed to drive impactful change across the continent through their tech startups.”

Participants will benefit from an extensive curriculum and mentorship by industry leaders and international experts, culminating in the chance to secure  seed funding and business incubation for their tech/software startup.

MEST’s impact is evident in its training of more than a 1000 entrepreneurs and over 90 funded startups across the continent, a testament to its commitment to nurturing pan-African tech talent.

Applicants must hold a degree from a reputable University or Technical College or demonstrate equivalent experience. Entrepreneurial or corporate work experience, coupled with a fervent passion for launching a software company in Africa, is what will truly place the candidate in a unique position to be successful in this opportunity. Additionally, candidates should showcase exceptional soft skills, including leadership qualities and effective communication abilities.

Key Dates for Applicants:

  • Application Deadline: March 18, 2024
  • Final Interviews: April & May 2024 in Accra, Lagos, Dakar, Nairobi, and Johannesburg (exact dates to be confirmed later)
  • Training Program Commencement: August 2024 in Accra, Ghana

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