Want to launch a startup of your own? Learn more about joining MEST.

MEST | Tuesday, May 10th, 2016


MEST recruitment team has been searching high and low for the next extraordinary batch of entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs)! We’re now recruiting in four countries:

  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • South Africa

We’re in the home stretch for our deadline of May 25 and if you’d like to be considered, APPLY TODAY: http://meltwater.org/school/admissions. Better yet, join one of our info sessions to learn all about the MEST program.


Thursday, May 12 at Strathmore University from 6.30-7.30 pm. Please RSVP here.

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Join @MESTghana in Nairobi on May 12 & find out how you could be the next global software entrepreneur goo.gl/shnqfX

Cape Town

Thursday, May 19 at Rise Accelerator from 2-3 pm. RSVP here.

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Interested in building a #startup? Meet @MESTghana in #CapeTown at @thinkriseafrica. May 19 at 2-3 pm to learn more http://bit.ly/1No0YC9

Joining MEST:

  • A year-long, fully sponsored program in Accra starting September 2016
  • The MEST training program blends an MBA-type education with hands-on training in software development
  • Housing, monthly stipend, tuition and meals covered by MEST during the one-year
  • During the program, students form into teams, develop a product, craft business plans, and deliver an investment pitch at the end of the year
  • The strongest and most promising concepts receive between $50,000 to $250,000 USD in equity investment, to support the launch of these new businesses


  • Teams that receive investment then start their journey at the MEST Incubator, where they receive continued hands-on support
  • To date, the MEST Incubator has invested in over 25 companies and backed more than 75 co-founders
  • These companies have developed solutions addressing global markets, received outside follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as 500 Startups and TechStars
  • MEST entrepreneurs have also received prestigious awards, including Forbes


Candidates can apply online as an entrepreneurhere.

Applications close May 25, 2016.
We hope you’ll join us! http://meltwater.org/school/admissions