Posted on :
28 Nov, 2017
28 Nov, 2017
MEST is looking for Incubator Fellows for 3 month and 1 year assignments supporting software startups in Accra, Ghana or Lagos, Nigeria.
At MEST, we are always looking for incredible talent. We have positions available both at the training program and the incubator based on the candidate’s interest and strengths.
Established in Ghana in 2008, MEST offers aspiring African entrepreneurs a fully sponsored a twelve month, intensive full-time program.
Sourced from top graduates in Ghana, Nigeria & Kenya, 30+ of these Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) are selected each year and receive comprehensive training across the spectrum of skills required to build successful tech businesses, including computer programming, software development, product management, finance, marketing, sales and leadership best practices.
After completion of the program, the EITs have the opportunity to pitch a concept. Winning teams receive a seed round from the MEST incubator to pursue their idea.
Job Title: MEST Incubator Program – 3 month and 1 year positions
At the Incubator Program, both in Accra and Lagos, we are looking for candidates who are:
Candidates who have tech/investment backgrounds have an added bonus!
We are offering:
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to develop personal relationships with the large pipeline of business leaders from all over the world who visit MEST for knowledge-sharing and networking.
Former guests include executives from Uber, Spotify, Google, and senior members of governments from all over the world.
You’ll have direct access to all guests and deepen your personal and professional network while gaining international work experience with a truly global team of colleagues.
Skills and Requirements:
Nice to have:
While not strictly required, we’d be particularly excited if you:
Here’s what you’ll be working on:
Incubator Sales Fellow: Work closely with 3 to 5 assigned portfolio companies to scope and prioritize projects, understand user needs, and translate them into effective sales and customer success methodologies.
Incubator Tech Fellow: Work hands on with the incubator companies which may require additional technical support at various times in their lifecycle. This may involve driving development activities and training team members on best software practices and various tech practices.
Incubator Fellow, Lead: Work closely with 3 to 5 assigned portfolio companies to scope and prioritize projects, understand user needs, and translate them into requirements. This is a hands-on role where you’ll be expected to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. You will advise teams on other areas of business growth and work as a direct liaison between company and incubator management.