2020 Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa’s Pan African Entrepreneurial Training Program

Deadline: February 7, 2020.

The MEST Training Program is a 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 MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed to ensure EITs master industry-proven methodologies for developing startups. This coursework is supplemented by sector speaks and a series of guest lectures, bringing in the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.



They recruit applicants with the following qualities

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to start a company
  • Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Proven academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self-motivation
  • Confidence and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills



EITs gain hands-on experience, while engaging with renowned guests and members of the MEST community

1. GLOBAL STAFF: Senior faculty bring years of entrepreneurial and industry experience, while global Training Program fellows offer specific expertise.

2. HANDS ON PROJECTS: EITs gain experience building, validating and pitching business ideas in a fail-safe environment. They do this 4 times throughout the year in what we call Capstones.

3. GUEST LECTURE: Training is supplemented by guest lectures from experienced entrepreneurs and internationally-recognized executives.

4. FULL SUPPORT: MEST is a fully sponsored program. All EITs receive a full scholarship to attend the 1-year training.




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