The Accra-based Meltwater School of Entrepreneurship Studies (MEST) has begun accepting entrepreneurship applications from Kenyans looking to participate in its training programme.

The school’s incubator programme also announced it will be expanding its incubator locations and mentors network from the incumbent Ghana to Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Entrants into MEST’s entrepreneur in residence (EIR) programme will interact with other entrepreneurs and mentors in MEST’s network to launch their companies and with possibility of seed investment from the MEST startup incubator.

Kenya is the second country outside of Ghana that MEST is recruiting from, after accepting intakes from Nigeria in 2014.

“2014 was the first year that MEST recruited outside of Ghana. We’ve found the diversification of students in Nigeria and Ghana exponentially increase the business ideas that come from this kind of meeting of the minds. We can only imagine the ripple effect of adding even more perspectives from across the continent,” says Ekua Odoom, Managing Director, MEST Training Program.

MEST says it has also cut down on the length of its programme from two years to one, so it can accommodate more intakes into its programme.

Applications in Kenya will close by June 1. Apply here.

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