The MEST Express accelerator program is now accepting applications from early-stage Ghanaian entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations.
The 20-week accelerator program provides free training, coaching, resources, and support to participating entrepreneurs, with the goal of equipping them with the skills and tools they need to accelerate their growth.
MEST Express is one of three programs that MEST is now operating in cooperation with the Mastercard Foundation, together with Pre-MEST and MEST Scale.
The initiative has expedited more than 40 early-stage enterprises since its start in September 2020.
Each cohort’s startups will have the option to engage in a pitching session at the end of the program, with top-performing enterprises receiving up to US$20,000 in equity-free grant money.
The first batch of 2022 cohort applications is currently open, and entrepreneurs can apply online until January 16, 2022.
Startups interested in applying for the program can learn more on the website.