Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Training Program Class of 2023

Deadline: 20 April 2022
Open to:
aspiring entrepreneurs across the African continent


Applications for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa Training Program Class of 2023 are now open. MEST offers a 12-month graduate-level training to aspiring entrepreneurs across the African continent.

The entrepreneurial training program in business, communications and software development includes extensive hands-on project work, culminating in a final pitch and the chance to receive seed investment and grow businesses.

The successful world-class training program is run with the help of an internationally recognized faculty. They also offer their entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) the opportunity to be mentored by real-life Entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives from all over the world. Guest lectures have been with executives of Uber, Facebook, Safaricom, Samsung, Interswitch, and many more.

Curriculum Overview

  • Building Sustainable Teams
  • Market Research
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Revenue and Business Modeling
  • Branding and Communications
  • Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Financial Management and Investments
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Metrics and Measurements
  • Sales and Traction (achieving product/market fit)
  • Preparing for investments


  • Applicant must have a degree from a 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;
  • Young persons crazy 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.


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

How to apply?

The application process:

  • Complete Pre-learning courses
  • Take an aptitude test
  • Fill and submit the MEST Training Program application form
  • Interviews with the recruitment team
  • Offer

For more information, please visit official website.