The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), founded in Accra, Ghana in 2008, has set out to prove that a new generation of young, ambitious entrepreneurs can come from Africa.
MEST alumni have developed solutions addressing local and global markets, received outside follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.
11 May 2017
MEST is offering an intensive one-year training programme to the top 60 candidates from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote D’ivoire.
Successful applicants will
- Be eligible to receive seed-funding of $50,000 – $100,000 (fifty thousand to one hundred thousand US dollars) from the Meltwater Foundation.
- Receive three meals a day,
- Receive a small monthly stipend.
OTHER KEY DATES
The deadline for application in South Africa is March 10, 2017.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.