Young Founders Programme in Germany 2024 | Fully Funded | Spring Cohort

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Spring 2024 aims to uplift young entrepreneurs by creating equal opportunities for all in emerging markets. Young Fellow Program in Germany is an international fellowship in which leaders from all over the world are brought together. The international leadership program in Berlin unites outstanding young entrepreneurs in the pursuit of achieving entrepreneurial greatness. Moreover, the programmer provides opportunities to prior alumni of the fellowship and gets to know their successful business methods in emerging markets.

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Autumn 2024:

Host Country:

  • Germany

Host Organization:

  • Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Eligible Countries:

  • Candidates from all emerging and developing countries may apply.

YFP23 Program Duration:

  • 5-day fully-funded conference in Berlin, Germany / 6-month remote program.

Benefits of the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2023-24:

  • The participants will take part in a two-day digital Kick-off conference in the first week of September.
  • The participants will get full support for six months which will include a personal mentor, alumni buddy, peer mentoring sessions per month, monthly workshops, and networking opportunities.
  • Contacts with investors and corporates.
  • The top ten participants will be invited to attend a fully-funded international conference in Germany for 5 days.
  • During the five-day conference, the participants will have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors, join networks, and get an insight into Germany’s start-up scene.

Eligibility Criteria of the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme:

  • The participant must have started a for-profit company in recent five years. The focus of the company must be on developing or emerging markets.
  • The company must have a business model that must be successful in terms of generating ideal revenue or have secured its first round of external funding.
  • The business must be impactful and must be to enhance the market quality.
  • The participants must have good knowledge of English.
  • The participants must be available for conferences and events for six months during this fellowship.

Westerwelle Foundation Fellowship Deadline 2023-24:

  • The last date to apply for the Westerwelle Foundation Young Founders Programme YFP is 11 February 2024 at 23:59 CET.


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