Call for applications from Fully Funded Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2018 in Germany.  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.

The participants of the Young Founders Conference will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful entrepreneurs, investors and political decision makers. They will also join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging economies.

Host Country:
  • Germany
Host Organisation: 
  • Westerwelle Foundation
Program Location:
  • Berlin, Germany
Program Duration:
  • 5 Days
Program Dates:
  • 16 – 20 October 2018
Scholarship Value:
  • Travel and accommodation for the Young Founders Conference will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation. 
Eligibility Criteria:
  • You have recently (in the last 5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model,
  • your company is based in a developing or emerging country or has a strong business focus on developing and emerging economies,
  • you possess a good working knowledge of English.

Please note that foreign applicants must possess valid travel documents (including a visa, if necessary) to enter Germany, and valid travel medical insurance.

How to Apply:

Please fill out the online application form and remember to hit ‘Submit’ once you’re done. This should take you around 20 to 30 minutes in total. If you want to check application questions in advance, click on the apply now button. 

Selection Criteria:

We screen all applications and invite shortlisted candidates for a Skype interview. Based on the results of both the written applications and Skype interviews, our jury then selects the candidates who will get to participate in the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme.

Application Deadline:
  • 25th June, 2018


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