Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

Tech Entrepreneurs Program with MEST in Ghana (Fully Funded)

Call Deadline: February 7, 2019 
Duration: 12-month 
Training will be in Accra, Ghana 

Program Overview 

The MEST Training Program is a 12-month, full time, fully sponsored program in which the cohort – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – complete a graduate-level course in software development, business and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed to ensure EITs master industry-proven methodologies for developing startups. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, bringing in the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

The course culminates in an investor pitch and the chance to receive seed funding and enter the MEST incubator.

 

 

Benefits 

The program will cover:

  • Free tuition.
  • Room and board.
  • 3 meals per day.
  • Small monthly stipend.
  • All program and travel costs for accepted EITs are covered by MEST.

Topic of Training 

Software Development

  • Core Programming Languages.
  • Scrum & Agile Development.
  • Web Development.
  • Mobile Development.
  • Software Engineering.
  • UI / UX.

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Finance.
  • Communications.
  • Business Strategy.
  • Pitching & Investor Requirements.
  • Business Modelling.
  • Marketing.
  • Lean Startup Methodology.
  • Sales.
  • Market Research.
  • Leadership.

Eligibility 

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a 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

 

Eligibility Countries 

  • EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

 

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