The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded 6-month-long programme supporting outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries.
What are we offering?
- The Westerwelle Young Founders Conference – a week-long kick-off conference in Berlin with workshops and networking opportunities (travel and accommodation will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation);
-A personal mentor functioning as a sparring partner;
-Monthly peer mentoring calls with the other successful Young Founders;
-Expert sessions on relevant topics (e.g. OKRs, investor KPIs, marketing & sales);
-The Young Founders Network — a strong alumni network;
-Exposure to the Berlin startup scene and the public for you and your startup via our social media channels and our networks,
-Assistance beyond the programme.
Who is eligible to apply?
We are looking for entrepreneurs:
-who have recently (in the last 5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model that has achieved Product-Market Fit and has ideally secured first external funding (if you run a business model that requires external investment);
-whose company is based in a developing or emerging country or has a strong business focus on developing and emerging economies;
-who possess a good working knowledge of English;
-who is available to attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin and can make time to participate in monthly mentoring and peer mentoring calls for the 6-month remote programme.
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