MEST out to recruit SA-based entrepreneurs

When it comes to entrepreneurship, MEST is one of the most important organisations on the African continent. The Accra-based incubator equips tech entrepreneurs to compete in the pan-African mobile space and to scale globally.

As we reported earlier this year, the accelerator has opened up its programme to South Africans for the first time.

It’s a programme that appears to be worth joining too. Admitted applicants receive a full scholarship to a one-year entrepreneurial training program that blends an MBA-type education with hands-on training in software development. During the program, students form into teams, develop a product, write business plans, and craft their investor pitches. The strongest and most promising concepts receive between US$50 000 to US$250 000 in equity investment to support the launch of these new businesses.

As it looks to recruit South African entrepreneurs, MEST will be hosting a series of informational workshops around the country. The next of these workshops takes place on Thursday at the Rise Accelerator in the Woodstock Exchange from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm.

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP online.



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