Fully-funded Westerwelle Young Founders Program for Young Entrepreneurs in Germany, 2019

Apply now for the Spring 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 16 to 20 April 2018.

Course Level: Entrepreneurship; Career Fellowship

Eligible Countries: All African and Developing countries

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

Eligibility Criteria: 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 orhave 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.

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

  • Westerwelle Young Founders Conferencein Berlin taking place from 2 to 6 April 2019.
  • 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 for the Young Founders Conference will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation. All fellows are expected to actively participate in the Young Founders Conference as well as in the scheduled mentoring calls.

Duration of Programme: 1 year.

  • Westerwelle Young Founders Conferencein Berlin taking place from 2 to 6 April 2019.
  • April 2019 – March 2020: Personal mentoring, peer mentoring (remotely)

Method of Application: Applications are open until January 8, 2019 1PM CET via the online form.

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 8th January 2019 1pm CET

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