MEST – Africa Entrepreneurial Training Program 2020

MEST offers a fully sponsored 12-month 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.

We’re looking for business-oriented applicants who are interested in learning how to start a software company. While it’s not a requirement to have previous coding experience, a strong interest in learning about technology is a must. We’ve designed the MEST program to give you the business and technical skills you’ll need to start a successful company.


Successful applications have the following:

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

*Deadline: February 8, 2019

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