Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is inviting application from qualified candidates for its 2019 entrepreneurial training program. MEST Africa entrepreneurial training program is a one (1) year training program.

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) offers graduate-level entrepreneurial training in business, communications and software development, including extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a Final Pitch and the chance to receive seed funding.

The year-long training programme provides Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) with MBA-level entrepreneurship training in business, software development and communications.

Here, you will get latest updates on how to register for MEST Africa entrepreneurial training program 2019. The requirements/qualifications, guidelines, and other important updates are listed below.

This page is officially created for interested applicants who wish to register for MEST Africa entrepreneurial training program 2019.  Application Closing Date: 8th February 2019



Important Information you should know about MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program

  • Recruitment locations: Final recruitment takes place in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Honesty is the best policy: All participants must provide personal information that is true and accurate.
  • 100% Commitment: Accepted candidates must be able to commit to spending a year in Accra, Ghana at the MEST training program starting August.
  • Fully funded program: The MEST program is fully funded, including free tuition, room and board, 3 meals per day and a small monthly stipend.



MEST Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program Application Requirements:

  • A deep passion for starting a software company
  • Entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
  • A degree from a top University or Technical College (or equivalent experience)



  1. Application Period: Applications open in the 3rd Quarter of each year and close in March the following year
  2. Invitation: Qualified applicants will receive an invitation for a telephone interview with a member of the MEST team.
  3. Screening: Applicants who pass the telephone screening will be invited to take an online aptitude test.
  4. Interview Process: In-person group and individual interviews take place in South Africa in February; and in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire in May each year.
  5. Offers: Offers are sent out by the end of May each year.
  6. Beginning of training: Training starts in August each year.




How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should click on the link below and follow these instructions:

  • Once you clicked on the link below
  • Scroll and click on create an account button
  • Your email, preferred password, first name, and your last name will be required from you
  • Once you have succeeded created your account, click on sign in button to proceed with your application


click here to visit application portal



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