Applications for the class of 2017 are closed. However, you can submit your name and contacts via this form and we’ll notify you when applications open for our next class, and you can also take this short, fun test to find out if you’re a fit to be an entrepreneur-in-training at MEST.

Admissions Timeline – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

1) Application Period

All year round

2) In-person Interviews

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa : June each year

3) Offers Sent Out

By end of July each year

4) Training Starts

September each year

“As an EIT, my knowledge base, emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills significantly improved. I came to MEST expecting to learn about software, business, communication and running a global software business but I came out with so much – great friends and relationships, a strong network and memorable experiences that are priceless. Attending MEST has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

Priscilla Anowa Hazel, MEST graduate, Y-Combinator Fellow and CEO, Tress App

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a deep passion to start a software company
  2. MUST have entrepreneurial and (or) corporate work experience
  3. Can commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting September each year.
  4. Applicants must be from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa and must have a degree in ANY field from a University or Technical College
  5. A completely-filled online questionnaire and
  6. Upload:
    1. Photo
    2. CV
  7. Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

Qualities We Look For

  1. A desire to make a difference
  2. A strong interest in technology and software
  3. An entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  5. Confidence and independent thinking
  6. Excellent people skills
  7. Strong interest in teamwork
  8. The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  9. Proven academic excellence

“Being a MEST EIT has given me the skills and the confidence to create solutions to real problems. I love the fact that the things we are taught are immediately applicable to real life situations. If you want to grow into a seasoned entrepreneur who makes things happen, consider applying to MEST!”

Lady-O Hammond, MEST graduate and CEO, Ampersand LLC

Apply to MEST

Interested in applying to MEST? Fill out this form with your details; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information, contact Amma Baffoe, Head of Recruitment & Marketing at

Amma Baffoe

Head of Recruitment & Marketing, MEST

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