The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is taking applications for its 12-month, fully sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

The course offers selected applicants in-depth training and mentorship, access to a global network and the chance to build the next generation of globally, successful software companies.

Successful applicants of the programme will undergo training by global experts, including extensive hands-on project work and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, CEOs and internationally-recognised executives from Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.

“Our goal at MEST is to enable entrepreneurs in Africa to build scalable businesses – not just apps,” said MEST managing director Aaron Fu.

“One of the ways we look to do that is through the significant Pan-African diversity in our program, which offers our EITs a strong network and a deeper understanding of problems and markets across the continent, from day one.”

The course will culminate in an investor pitch, and the opportunity to receive seed funding and enter one of the MEST incubators in Accra, Lagos, Cape Town, and soon, Nairobi.

Applications for the programme ends on February 8, 2019 and the programme will begin in August 2019.

Previous successful graduates include Eyram Tawia of Leti Arts, Kena Amoah of Kudobuzz, Florence Toffa of Mobile Web Ghana and, Kelvin Nyame and Rashad Seini of MeQasa.

About MEST
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and MEST Incubator provide training, seed investment and mentorship for the next generation of globally successful African software entrepreneurs.

Just last month, MEST announced its class of 2019.

By: ClaraDoku/