MEST is now accepting student applications from Nigeria!
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology is looking for the next wave of tech entrepreneurs— could it be you? We are now accepting student applications from Nigeria. This is the first time MEST has opened up applications to students from outside Ghana.
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Since 2008, MEST has offered aspiring African entrepreneurs a fully sponsored two year, intensive full-time technical training program in Accra.
We've trained over 200 IT entrepreneurs and invested almost $2 million in 17 software startups that came directly out of the MEST training program. These companies have developed solutions addressing global markets, created jobs, competed in top global technology events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, DEMO, and the Launch Festival, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as HealthXL and 500 Startups.
APPLY NOW TO STUDY AT MEST
Application Form: meltwater.org/school/admissions
DEADLINE: June 30, 2014
- Screening and Interviews in Lagos: Completed by July 14
- Offers Sent Out: Week of July 14
- School Starts in Accra: August 4
- Must have a degree in ANY field from a Nigerian university or technical college
- Desire to start a software company
- A completely-filled online application form
- Commitment to moving to Accra, Ghana for training (housing and food provided)
We’re proud of what we’ve built thus far in the school’s history, and Nigeria is an extremely important piece of the puzzle moving forward in order for us to grow and provide the most competitive environment for our students to then build Africa’s greatest tech products. We hope you’ll join us.
Please contact our Head of Recruitment, Amma Baffoe at
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