MEST African Challenge 2020: Application Portal Now Open

The MEST Training Program is a graduate-level entrepreneurship course. It offers a 12 months full scholarship training in business, communications and software development grounded in hands-on projects. The Entrepreneurship training will see selected candidates form teams. Each team will pitch for the chance to receive seed funding.

Applications are accepted from candidates all across Africa. But group interviews will be conducted in five core countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. All training program expenses including travel costs for selected candidates will be covered by MEST.

The 12 months long training programme will expose selected candidates to MBA-level entrepreneurship training in business, software development and communications.

After the training, all teams take part in a final exam in the form of an investor pitch. After the exam, some companies will receive seed funding and enter the MEST Incubator.


Applicants must possess the following:

An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to start a company
Ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
Ability to work well in teams
Proven academic excellence
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Ability to meet goals and deadlines
Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self-motivation
Confidence and independent thinking
Excellent people skills

Successful applicants must possess the following:

Passion: A deep passion for starting a software company.
Experience: Entrepreneurial or corporate work experience.
Education: A degree from a top university or Technical College (or equivalent experience).
The MEST program is fully funded, including free tuition, room and board, 3 meals per day and a small monthly stipend.

How to Apply:
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Application Deadline:
7th February 2020.