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Meltwater School of Technology (MEST) 2018 Training Program for African Entrepreneurs

Meltwater School of Technology (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 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.

Deadline: February, 2018

Benefits of MEST Training Program for Entrepreneurs:

  1. GLOBAL Staff: Senior faculty brings 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience, while global teaching fellows offer specific and expertise.
  2. Hands-On Projects: in addition to rigorous training, EITs gain experience building, validating and growing companies from the start
  3. Guest lectures: training is supplemented by guest lecturers from experienced entrepreneurs and internationally recognized executives.
  4. Full support: MEST is a fully sponsored program offering all EITs free meals, housing and a monthly stipend.

Development skills available at MEST:

  • Core Programming languages
  • Scrum & Agile development
  • Java Programming
  • KPI’s, Web Analytics
  • Developing algorithms
  • UI/UX and Web Development

Business Skills (Business and Entrepreneurship)

  • Finance Accounting & Unit Economics
  • Global communications
  • Strategy & Marketing
  • Pitching & Investor requirements
  • Business Plan Development
  • Target Personas
  • Learn Startup Methodology
  • KPI’s and performance metrics


Eligibility Requirement for the MEST Training Program for Entrepreneurs

  1. An entrepreneurial spirit and string desire to start a company
  2. Ability to work well in teams and demonstrated leadership abilities
  3. Excellent people skills
  4. Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  5. Proven academic excellence
  6. Confident and independent thinking
  7. Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self-motivation
  8. Ability to meet goals and deadlines


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