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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Training for Tech Entrepreneurs 2017

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The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is looking for SA techies and entrepreneurs to join their next group of trainees.

Eligible Countries: South Africa. In addition to SA, recruitment will also be taking place in Ghana, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria.

To be taken at (country): Ghana.

About the Award: The programme aims to provide its trainees with hands-on software development training, an opportunity to start and grow their own business with access to global markets, as well as mentoring from executives from global software companies and the opportunity to solve real-world business problems.

This campaign falls in line with MEST’s plan to create a pan-African network which will pool the collective talents of entrepreneurs and techies alike. The campaign will also seek to increase the number of entrepreneurs by empowering young Africans while increasing investment eligibility throughout Africa.

Type: Entrepreneurship, Training

Eligibility: To be eligible for the programme, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a strong passion that drives you to want to succeed
  • Have several years of experience as an entrepreneur or corporate work experience
  • Be able to commit a full year in Accra for the MEST programme which begins in August 2017.

Value of Training: This cohort of MEST trainees will also be eligible to receive seed funding of US$50 000 up to US$100 000.

The entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) accepted into the programme will receive a number of benefits. Namely, they’ll receive housing accommodation for a year in Ghana, three meals a day as well as a small monthly stipend.

Duration of Training: I year

Application Deadline: 10th March 2017

How to Apply: Anyone who would be willing to apply can do so here.

Visit Training Webpage for details

Award Provider: MEST

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