Westerwelle Young Founders Programme for Young Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries 2017 (Fully-funded to Germany)



Apply now for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 and attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 13 to 16 September 2017.


Eligible Countries: All African and Developing countries

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

About the Award: As part of the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts a Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. The participants of the Young Founders Conference 2017 will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful German entrepreneurs and political decision makers and will join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging countries.

During the one year long Young Founders Programme, participants will get access to:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017
  • A mentoring programme
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • Online coaching and webinars
  • An international alumni network

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Have recently (0-5 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 countries
  • 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.

Value of Program:  Travel and accommodation will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation.

Duration of Program: 1 year

How to Apply: The application form is open until 30 April 2017 at http://yfp.westerwelle-foundation.com.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2017

Offered Annually? Yes

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Westerwelle Foundation.


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  1. I am Very Interested to Study in German but am too late to apply.
    I would like to advise that, even deadline is already reach but you should give a chance for those who have late to apply in order for next chance of scholarship to give them priority.
    thank you.


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