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MEST Opens 2024 Applications for 12-month Entrepreneurial Training Programme

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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MEST, a leading entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana, has opened applications for its 2024 program.

The 12-month programme covers critical topics on entrepreneurial skills development and social impact innovation.

The programme is designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge needed to build successful businesses.

This is your chance to turn your innovative ideas into reality, join a vibrant community of changemakers, and launch a successful tech startup that tackles Africa’s pressing challenges.

MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship programme, seed fund, and incubator, nurturing the next generation of tech entrepreneurs across the continent.

Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST has empowered thousands of entrepreneurs, launched hundreds of successful startups, and invested in high-growth companies, tackling a wide range of challenges from education and healthcare to agriculture and financial inclusion.

Since its establishment in 2008, MEST has invested over $30 million in training 2000+ individual entrepreneurs and funding 90+ software companies across Africa.

MEST has a proven track record of producing successful entrepreneurs who have gone on to build successful businesses across Africa. The programme is open to applicants from across the continent and beyond.

MEST’s programme is highly competitive, with a rigorous selection process that includes an application, an aptitude test, and interviews.

Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, accommodation, and a stipend for the duration of the programme.

The entrepreneurship programme is designed to be immersive, with participants working on real-world projects and receiving mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Don’t just have a business idea; build a business reality. The programme culminates in a high-stakes investor pitch competition, where you’ll stand a chance to secure seed funding and join MEST’s prestigious portfolio of incubated companies.

“We believe in the power of African ingenuity to solve problems and drive positive change,” says Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO of MEST. “Our Programme unlocks potential and empowers the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to build companies that transform lives across the continent.”

MEST’s programme has a strong focus on social impact, with participants encouraged to develop businesses that have a positive impact on their communities.

The programme has produced successful entrepreneurs who have gone on to build businesses that have created jobs and contributed to economic growth across Africa.

Applications for the 2024 programme are now open, and interested applicants can apply on the MEST website.

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified, and the programme is set to launch in August 2024.

MEST’s programme is an excellent opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to build successful businesses and make a positive impact on their communities.

With a proven track record of producing successful entrepreneurs, the programme is highly competitive, and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Don’t miss this life-changing opportunity to join Africa’s leading tech startup ecosystem. Visit the MEST Website to apply.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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