Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is inviting software developers and entrepreneurs from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa & Ivory Coast to come on board and network with their dynamic trainees, with an opportunity to be a pioneer in software development and seek potential investments for their tech startups by registering for  their completely sponsored year-long program in Accra, Ghana which begins August 2017. Joining the program exposes the entrepreneurs to new and diverse cultures, builds them to become globally competitive, and makes them eligible to receive seed-funding of USD $50,000 – $100,000 from the Meltwater Foundation. Recruiting from South Africa, in addition to Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Cote D’ivoire is a deliberate move by MEST to create a pan-African network and curate a rich pool of talent and ideas. MEST aims to increase the rate of entrepreneurship adoption amongst African youth, drive more external investment to the continent, and in 2018 launch an Incubator in Johannesburg or Cape Town for MEST-graduated South African entrepreneurs to build a base and work on home soil.

Here’s more on this fundraising initiative.