MEST in partnership with Mastercard Foundation has announced the launch of the startup training program 2021 which is aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs in Ghana.
The program is said to run under the Pre-MEST program and will provide a free training in entrepreneurship and startup development in response to growing demand for software entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial skills among the young people in Ghana and to provide opportunities for participants to launch tech-enabled startups that solve problems.
The training will run for 12 weeks and participants will undergo a series of subject-focused sprints and take part in workshops led by experienced facilitators as part of a curriculum designed to build their business acumen and technical skills as software entrepreneurs while assisting participants to launch early-stage startups by the end of the program.
Participants will also receive dedicated mentorship throughout the program, as well as attend workshops and sessions designed to improve employability through soft skills training.
Who we are looking for:
- Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years
- Must reside in Ghana, but can be from anywhere
- Passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, and how to use technology to achieve business results
- Has a tech-related business idea or willing to develop one
- Preferably has past experience with entrepreneurship or within a startup environment
- Disciplined, motivated, and a self-starter who can work and deliver on assignments and projects
- A team player that can thrive working independently as well as collaboratively
- Should be able to commit full time for the duration of the course
How to Apply
Here is how to apply:
Applications are open here until April 30, with the first cohort kicking off virtually on May 17.