Call for Applications: Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2022

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2022

The Young Founders Programme is a 6-month fellowship for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging markets. It brings together leaders from all over the world, who are united in the pursuit to achieve entrepreneurial greatness.


Mentoring, Peer Learning, Expert Sessions, Buddy Programme

Selection Criteria:

We are looking for entrepreneurs with high potential for impact and growth to become leaders of a sustainable future, with the following criteria:

  • You are a citizen or resident of a developing or emerging country

  • You have recently (in the last five years) started a for-profit company focused on developing or emerging markets.

  • Your company possesses a scalable business model that has ideally generated revenue or secured a first round of external funding.

  • You possess a good working knowledge of English.

  • You are available to attend the digital kick-off conference and can make time to participate in programme activities for the six months.

Application Process

Please have the following key elements ready:

  • Your startup pitch deck

  • Basic financial information (i.e. revenues, funding)

  • Your LinkedIn profile and/or CV

Application deadline: Sunday, March 13 at 11:59 CEST

Interviews with shortlisted candidates: March 21-25, 2022

Notification of all applicants: Mid April

To apply click HERE


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