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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Training Programme Class of 2024 (Fullyfunded)

Deadline: 26th of February, 2023

Throughout the African continent, MEST provides ambitious entrepreneurs with a 12-month graduate-level training program. Extensive hands-on project work is a component of the entrepreneurial training curriculum in business, communications, and software development. It culminates in a final pitch and the opportunity to get seed funding and expand firms.

A faculty with a solid reputation across the world assists in running the highly effective world-class training program. The greatest universities in the world are where their teaching fellows are from. Additionally, they provide their entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) the chance to get mentorship from actual entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other executives from across the globe. Executives from companies like Uber, Facebook, Safaricom, Samsung, Interswitch, and many more have given guest lectures.

Since its inception in 2008, MEST has invested over $25m in training 1000+ individual entrepreneurs and
funded 80+ software companies across Africa. MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing
local, regional and global markets, received follow-on funding from global investors, and gotten into top
accelerator programs such as Y Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.

Course Content:

  • Core Programming Languages
  • Web and Mobile Development
  • UI/UX
  • Forming Culture Driven Teams
  • Business and Revenue Modeling
  • Branding and Communications
  • Market Research
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Metrics and Measurements
  • Sales and Traction
  • Preparing for investments

Cost:

The MEST Training Programme is fully-sponsored and requires no financial payments to
MEST. This is a full-time programme that requires you to be available to attend all classes
and sessions.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant should have a degree from a top university or Technical College or equivalent
    experience with at least two (2) years corporate and startup experience (preferred);
  • Deep skills in either communications, business or software development (from the onset or acquired during the Pre-Learning stage);
  • Young persons passionate about tech and entrepreneurship, and how to use technology to
    achieve business results;
  • Should be ready to commit to a full residential program for a whole year;
  • Disciplined, motivated self-starter who can work and deliver on assignments and projects –
    demonstrate this by completing the required Pre-Learning courses and MEST’s rigorous recruitment process;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to start a company;
  • Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively;
  • Ability to work well in teams, proven academic or professional excellence;
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Confident and independent thinking;
  • Excellent people skills.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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