MEST offers a 12-month, full time, fully sponsored program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) – complete a graduate-level course in software development, business and communications. The course culminates in an investor pitch and the chance to receive seed funding and enter the MEST incubator.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed to ensure EITs master industry-proven methodologies for developing startups. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

The course culminates in an investor pitch and the chance to receive seed funding and enter the MEST incubator.

More than a training program.

EITs gain hands-on experience, while engaging with renowned guests and members of the MEST community.

Global staff

Senior faculty bring 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience, while global teaching fellows offer specific experience and expertise.

Hands-on Projects

In addition to rigorous training, EITs gain experience building, validating and growing companies from the start.

Guest lectures

Training is supplemented by guest lectures from experienced entrepreneurs and internationally-recognized executives.

Full support

MEST is a fully sponsored program, offering all EITs free meals, housing and a monthly stipend.

Meet our Entrepreneurs in Training
Sample Curriculum

See topics EITs will learn during the 12-month program.

1st Quarter

Programming skills & core business content

2nd Quarter

Software development life cycle

3rd Quarter

Idea to prototype business plan & pitch completion

4th Quarter

Pre-incubation & final investor pitch

Software Development
Core Programming Languages
Scrum & Agile Development
Java Programming
KPI’s, Web Analytics
Developing Algorithms
UI / UX and Web Development
Business & Entrepreneurship
Finance Accounting & Unit Economics
Global Communications
Strategy & Marketing
Pitching & investor requirements
Business Plan Development
Target Personas
Lean Startup Methadology
KPI’s and performance metrics