Fully-Funded Young Entrepreneurs Westerwelle Founders Program for Developing Countries 2018

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Applications are currently been accepted for the Fully-Funded Young Entrepreneurs Westerwelle Founders Program for Developing Countries 2018, all applicants are to submit their applications before the state deadline.

The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene.

Type: Conference

Field: Entrepreneurship; Career Fellowship

Value of Program: During the year-long programme, all fellows will get access to:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany; 10 – 14 April 2018
  • A mentoring programme: monthly mentoring calls with an experienced entrepreneur and with the group of Westerwelle Young Founders
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • An international alumni network

Travel and accommodation will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation.

Eligible Countries: All African and Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Berlin, Germany/Applicant’s Home Country

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Have recently (in the last 5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model
  • Be based in a developing or emerging country or have a strong business focus on developing and emerging economies
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English
  • Foreign applicants must possess valid travel documents (including a visa, if necessary) to enter Germany, and valid travel medical insurance.

Selection: Applicants will first be shortlisted according to their written application. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited for a Skype interview. Results of written application and Skype interview will be discussed by a jury and the selected candidates will be invited to participate at the Young Founders Programme.

How to Apply: The application form is open until 18 December 2017 here

Application Deadline: 18th December 2018

Visit Program Webpage for details

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