MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Programme 2015 – Accra, Ghana (Fully-Sponsored)

MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Programme 2015 – Accra, Ghana (Fully-Sponsored)

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is looking for recent Ghanaian and Nigerian university graduates to join their next class of entrepreneurs! MEST offers a twelve-month, full-time, fully sponsored training program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – learn about software development and entrepreneurship.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed so that EITs master industry-proven methodologies for software development. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.


MEST provides:

  • Full Scholarship: All EITs receive a full scholarship. Tuition is covered by MEST.
  • Three Meals a Day: Prepared and served by MEST’s catering staff.
  • Free Housing: EITs are housed at a student hostel for the duration of the twelve-month program, free of charge.
  • Monthly Stipend: MEST provides each EIT with a small monthly stipend for the duration of the twelve-month program.

EITs learn from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia. They also benefit from working with university graduates from around the world who serve as Teaching Fellows.


  • Applications are open to the brightest and most driven university graduates from Ghana and Nigeria.
  • Trainees come from diverse academic backgrounds, including French, Theater, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and the Social Sciences.
  • Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

Selection Criteria

  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

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian or Nigerian university or technical college
  • A desire to start a software company
  • A completely-filled online application form
  • CV
  • Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

For more information and to apply, visit MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Programme.