Aspiring Software Entrepreneur In Africa? Apply for MEST Class Of 2021

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Applications are now open, for aspiring entrepreneurs across the African continent, for a fully sponsored training program, by MEST Africa.

This one-year entrepreneurial program will hold in Accra, Ghana, to provide opportunities for successful applicants, in making a difference, via technology and entrepreneurship.

On the  MEST 2021 program, Ashwin Ravichandran, Managing Director, MEST said, “The MEST Africa Training Program is, proud to be the largest ideation program, offered to Pan-African entrepreneurs.

Bringing a diversity of Founders together is, the key to the success of Training Program graduates and the many accomplishments, they and their companies have gone on to have.

Ashwin Ravichandran, Managing Director, MEST, stated, on the 2021 MEST program, “This year, we are working, to have our most diverse class yet, focusing on growing our current 14 country representation to, even, more, across the African continent”

The Benefits Of MEST 2021

Successful applicants would have the following opportunities:

  • Intensive entrepreneurial training in business, software development and communication
  • A chance to break into the Pan-African tech ecosystem
  • Opportunity to build the next generation, of global software companies
  • Working alongside MEST successful graduates
  • Mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs and other executives, from Silicon Valley Europe and Africa

The MEST program appears to have improved its Pan-African cohort and has, once again, gone for an increase, in the number of entrepreneurs from the representative African nations.

The training program has, constantly, welcomed applications and recruitment, from 5 countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa.

In 2019, the MEST cohort added 7 countries to the mix, namely, Mali, Cameroon, The Gambia, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania.

The MEST class of 2020 included entrepreneurs in training, for the first time, from Benin Republic, Lesotho, Uganda, Botswana, The Republic of Congo and The Democratic Republic of Congo.

Towards the end of the training program, participants would pitch, before investors, to get seed funding and the chance to develop their businesses, in any of the Pan-African MEST incubators, located in Lagos, Accra, Nairobi and Cape Town.

For the past decade, MEST has invested over $22 million in training, not less than, 400 entrepreneurs, as well as, investing, in over 60 early-stage software companies, from across Africa.

Successful candidates, who have become MEST entrepreneurs, have gone ahead, to develop solutions, addressing challenges, in the global market and received funding from global investors.

Potential applicants across the continent, have until Friday, February 7, 2020, to apply here for MEST 2021.

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