Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is seeking a passionate individual who will be involved with teaching and mentoring Entrepreneurs-in-Training in business and entrepreneurship so that by the end of the program, they have a scalable technological company.
This individual will contribute to creating a culture of excellence in a supportive environment that promotes the success of our Entrepreneurs-in-training and drives the reputation of MEST as a world-class entrepreneurship training institution.
Design, develop and execute the curriculum and lesson plans for the subject area.
Mentor individuals and project teams.
Lead projects within the curriculum.
Meet required standards for teaching and mentoring as defined within the overall curriculum implementation plan and KPIs.
Skills & Requirements
Demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in Business and Finance
Experience in entrepreneurship concepts such as market research, user research, innovation, business modelling, legal and finance.
Experienced in using Design Thinking principles
Working knowledge of business plan canvas production, how to prepare for and navigate investor markets
Significant experience with entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship, must have run a startup or scaled one (would be a distinct advantage)
Influential in the African or global entrepreneurship space
Have significant knowledge of crafting and implementing Go-To-Market strategies and continuous innovation including pivoting.
Passionate and confident speaker, teacher, coach and mentor in entrepreneurship and business subjects
Experience working in a multicultural and diverse teams and familiarity with the challenges/opportunities in African countries
Have a passion for excellence, creativity, innovation, teaching and learning
An excellent facilitator and speaker
Team player, effective in a Collaborative Work Environment
A Coach, able to bring out the best in others
A learning mindset
A problem solver, solution orientation
About the company
MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. MEST is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence and Outside Insight.
At MEST, our strength is the quality and efficiency with which we deliver our programs to support those we serve. To date, we have trained over 330 young African entrepreneurs, supported the founding of close to 60 startups across the continent, and received global recognition for the impact we’ve had in Africa.
MEST offers a graduate-level entrepreneurial training program led by experienced global mentors open to aspiring entrepreneurs from across the African continent.
Our goal is to train, support, and invest in leaders who can become job creators and learn to build businesses solving real problems that can scale.
The MEST Training Program is a one year, full-time, fully sponsored program in which the class completes a graduate-level course in software development, business, and communications, with a focus on practical implementation.