MEST Entrepreneur-In-Training Program 2016/2017 for Ghanaians, Nigerians & Kenyans (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline:15th March 2016.

Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is looking for the next wave of tech entrepreneurs — could it be you, or do you know someone who qualifies?

Every year, MEST trainees are recruited from among the brightest and most driven university graduates from Ghana and Nigeria. Starting this year, MEST is also accepting students from Kenya. MEST trainees come from diverse academic backgrounds, including French, Theater, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and the Social Sciences.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a deep passion to start a software company
  2. Have 3-5 years entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
  3. Can commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting August 2015
  4. Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian, Nigerian or Kenyan University or technical College
  5. A completely-filled online questionnaire and
  6. Uploads:
    1. Photo
    2. CV
    3. Candidate video pitch (2-3min long on why you want to be at MEST)
    4. 2 Recommendation letters from a previous employer, manager or supervisor.
    5. Business plan (please see guidelines here)
  7. Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC


  1. A desire to make a difference
  2. A strong interest in technology and software
  3. An entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  5. Confidence and independent thinking
  6. Excellent people skills
  7. Strong interest in teamwork
  8. The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  9. Proven academic excellence


MEST offers a 12month fully sponsored program focused on market oriented software development and practical entrepreneurship training at our Accra based campus. Once you gain admittance into the MEST program, you receive:

  • A 12 month fully sponsored world class training program and access to seed funding for your startup
  • Substantial hands on training in software development and entrepreneurship
  • A unique opportunity to launch and grow your tech company with access to global markets
  • Mentoring and coaching from executives in a variety of global software companies
  • Significant personal and professional growth and exciting career potential
  • Numerous chances to solve real life business problems with innovative solutions
  • Housing, monthly stipend, tuition and meals all covered by MEST.
  • Round trip tickets to & from Ghana for Nigerian & Kenyan trainees

Admissions Timeline – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya

1) Application Period

Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya: November – April 2016

2) In-person Interviews

Accra: 1st week, June 2016

Lagos: 2nd week, June 2016

Nairobi: 3rd week, June 2016

3) Offers Sent Out

By July 31st 2016

4) School Starts

September 2016

Apply Now for the MEST Entrepreneur-In-Training Program 2016/2017

E-Mail: Amma Baffoe via e-mail at: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MEST Entrepreneur-In-Training Program 2016/2017


  1. […] Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is calling techies and entrepreneurs from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa & Ivory Coast to join its next dynamic cohort of trainees, with the opportunity to become world-class software developers and receive funding for their tech startups by entering the fully sponsored year-long program in Accra, Ghana which begins August 2017. […]


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