The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded 6-month-long program for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries. The program aims to connect young founders worldwide with each other and with the Berlin startup scene. Also, it provides support them in further developing their entrepreneurial skills and their international network.
The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Autumn 2019 will start with the Young Founders Conference from 22nd to 26th of October, 2019 in Berlin. During this time, the 25 participants have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and political decision-makers. Throughout the program, the Young Founders will have the chance to develop their businesses and discuss challenges with a personal mentor as well as with fellow Young Founders in a peer mentoring group. Moreover, Young Founders will receive further support through regular expert webinars that cater to their needs.
The successful candidates will receive a fully funded opportunity to attend Westerwelle Young Founders Conference, a week-long conference in Berlin. Moreover, the conference will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow Young Founders, the German startup scene, and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills by attending workshops and meetings. Moreover, Westerwelle Foundation will cover the travel and accommodation of the Young Founders.
Besides, the candidates will also receive:
The application procedure for the Westerwelle Young Founders Program includes the candidates to submit an online application. Along with the application, the candidates will also require to submit the required documentation. After completing the application, the jury will shortlist candidates for a Skype interview.
The deadline to submit the application for the fully funded Westerwelle Young Founders Program is on 31 July 2019.