Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Call For Applications 2016

MEST-Call-For-Applications-2016

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is accepting applications for the 2016 Batch of its twelve-month, full-time Program.

DEADLINE
March 15, 2016.

PRIZES
The students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – learn about software development and entrepreneurship from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia.
  • Full Scholarship: All EITs receive a full scholarship. Tuition is covered by MEST.
  • Three Meals a Day: Prepared and served by MEST’s catering staff.
  • Free Housing: EITs are housed at a student hostel for the duration of the twelve-month program, free of charge.
  • Monthly Stipend: MEST provides each EIT with a small monthly stipend for the duration of the twelve-month program.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must
  • Have a deep passion to start a software company 
  • Have 3-5 years entrepreneurial or corporate work experience 
  • Be able to commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting August 2015 
  • Have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian, Nigerian or Kenyan University or technical College 
  • Submit a completely-filled online questionnaire 
  • Upload a 
    1. Photo 
    2. CV 
    3. Candidate video pitch (2-3min long on why you want to be at MEST) 
  • Provide 2 recommendation letters from a previous employer, manager or supervisor. 
  • Submit a Business plan. 
  • Have completed their NYSC (Applicants from Nigeria). 

JUDGING CRITERIA
  • A desire to make a difference 
  • A strong interest in technology and software 
  • An entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines 
  • Confidence and independent thinking 
  • Excellent people skills 
  • Strong interest in teamwork 
  • The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively 
  • Proven academic excellence. 

OTHER KEY DATES
In-person Interviews
Accra: 1st week, June 2016
Lagos: 2nd week, June 2016
Nairobi: 3rd week, June 2016

Offers Sent Out
By July 31st 2016

School Starts

September 2016

APPLICATION PAGE
http://meltwater.org/school/admissions/


Source and Photo Credit: http://meltwater.org/