The barriers between Anglophone and Francophone entrepreneurs continue to tumble down. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is now accepting entrepreneurs from the Côte d’Ivoire on to its programme.

This means French speakers will now be able to join Ghanaians, Kenyans, Nigerians and South Africans for a year at MEST, the flagship campus in Accra, Ghana. They’ll take part in an intensive entrepreneurial training programme (sort of like an MBA), launch their own software startup, and pitch to receive seed funding from the Meltwater Foundation.

And before they graduate – in 2017/2018 – MEST will start to make arrangements to launch an incubator in Abidjan.

We’ve covered a few of the startups who benefitted from the MEST treatment (see Tress here) and are looking forward to their conference on December 6.