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  If you would like to acquire vital entrepreneurial skills, receive technical support and be equipped with the resources you need to build a successful startup, here’s an opportunity you may want to take advantage of. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is now receiving applications from qualified candidates who want to enrol in the latest edition of its entrepreneurial training program.
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For 12 months, entrepreneurs from all over Africa undergo graduate-level training that enables them to successfully run a tech startup on the continent. Starting in 2008, MEST has trained more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and funded over 90 companies. Alumni of the MEST program have received significant funding from global investors, and have gotten into such prestigious accelerator programs as Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and TechStars.  

Components of the MEST Curriculum

The MEST program will cover these areas and more: core programming languages, web and mobile development, UI/UX, market research, branding and communications, market research, product development and innovation, financial management and investment, marketing and growth hacking, legal and regulatory compliance, product development and innovation, and metrics and measurement.
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The MEST Training Program offers the following benefits:
  • Get trained in key skill areas relevant to entrepreneurship in the technology space
  • Be mentored by and get feedback from more experienced entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other executives from across the world
  • Learn from guest lecturers from leading organizations (in the past this has included Uber, Facebook, Samsung, Safaricom, MTN, and Interswitch)

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This program is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Have a strong desire to start a software company
  • A degree from a top university of technical college
  • Skilled in communications, business, or software development
  • Aged between 18 and 35 years
  • Be willing and able to attend a full-time, fully residential 12-month program in Accra, Ghana
Applications will remain open until March 18, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 10th January 2024 and updated on January 15th, 2024 at 1:43 pm


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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