MEST Training Program Updates — Deadline Extension & New Dates

MEST Africa
2 min readApr 19, 2022


The deadline for applying for our 12-month Training Program in technology and entrepreneurship has now been extended by various dates to give applicants from different parts of the continent an opportunity to participate in the 2023 program.

The deadline extension differs from country to country;

  • Applications from Ghana, Nigeria, and the rest of the continent have been extended to 25th April 2022
  • Applications from Senegal have been extended to 4th May 2022
  • Applications from Kenya have been extended to 9th May 2022
  • Applications from South Africa have been extended to 1st June 2022

Applications for the Class of 2023 were opened in February this year to every young aspiring tech entrepreneur on the continent and were initially set to run till the 20th of April 2022.

“We are excited about the overwhelming interest shown by potential applicants across the continent throughout this recruitment phase. We hope the deadline extension will allow all interested applicants, especially those from new markets such as Senegal, adequate time to prepare and apply to be part of the next cohort of aspiring technology entrepreneurs starting in August this year,” said Emily Fiagbedzi, Director of Training Program at MEST Africa.

The Application Process:

  • Complete Pre-learning courses
  • Take an aptitude test
  • Fill and submit the MEST Training Program application form
  • Interviews
  • Offer

Successful applicants of the one-year fully-sponsored program will gain access to world-class education in software development, business and communication skills from MEST’s campus in Accra, Ghana. At the end of the year-long program, all the Entrepreneurs-in-training form teams, and startups and pitch their business idea for up to $100,000 in seed funding, business incubation, and a lifetime of support from MEST Africa’s global community of experts and founders.

Over 800 tech entrepreneurs and experts have been trained through this program since 2008 and we have invested in over 80 tech startups. We have also produced some of the finest startups transforming sectors and scaling across the continent such as meQasa, Complete Farmer, Kudobuzz and CodeLn among others.

Apply here.



MEST Africa

The largest Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, internal seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for startups: