• Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

APPLY: Application Opens for MEST Training Programme Class of 2024

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Jan 30, 2023

Supporting technology startups to scale through training, funding, incubation and global networking, MEST has opened applications for its training programme, Class of 2024.

The 12-month MEST Training Programme will cover various tech-related fields such as software development, business and communication. It will also include extensive hands-on project work, after which there will be a final pitch and the chance to receive seed investment and grow businesses.

MEST Training Programme Class of 2024 will be run by internationally recognized faculty and individuals from some of the best universities around the world. 

Entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) will get the opportunity to be mentored by real-life Entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives from all over the world. Guest lecturers have been executives of Uber, Facebook, Safaricom, Samsung, Interswitch, and many more.

Since its inception in 2008, MEST has invested over $25 million in training 1000+ individual entrepreneurs and funded 80+ software companies across Africa. MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local, regional and global markets, received follow-on funding from global investors, and gotten into top accelerator programs such as Y Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.



To take part in the MEST Training Programme Class of 2024, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Have a degree from a top university or Technical College or equivalent experience with at least two (2) years corporate and startup experience (preferred)
  • Deep skills in either communications, business or software development (from the onset or acquired during the Pre-Learning stage)
  • Young persons passionate about tech and entrepreneurship, and how to use technology to achieve business results
  • Should be ready to commit to a full residential program for a whole year
  • Disciplined, motivated self-starter who can work and deliver on assignments and projects – demonstrate this by completing the required Pre-Learning courses and MEST’s rigorous recruitment process
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to start a company
  • Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Ability to work well in teams, proven academic or professional excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Confident and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills

How to apply 

To participate in the MEST Training Programme of Class of 2024, apply before the deadline on Sunday, February 26, 2023.




Joan Aimuengheuwa

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