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Call for Applications: Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Spring 2018

30.11.17 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie, Miscellaneous News

Greetings from the Westerwelle Foundation in Berlin, Germany.  We just opened the Call for Applications for the Spring 2018 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and we are looking for outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to participate in the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 10 to 14 April 2018.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this Call for Applications in your networks. Please find attached a flyer which can be used for distribution and print outs.

What is the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme?
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.

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

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany; 10 – 14 April 2018
  • 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

And the best of it: 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. The application form will be open until 18 December 2017 at

What is the Westerwelle Foundation?
The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding with headquarters in Berlin, Germany was established in 2013 by Dr. Guido Westerwelle, former German Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ralph Dommermuth, CEO and Founder of United Internet AG. The foundation supports collaboration that transcends borders: between young entrepreneurs, executives and decision makers from around the world. The Foundation globally connects people and ideas and creates spaces for interaction and innovation.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to learn more about the Young Founders Programme or the Westerwelle Foundation or if I can provide you with more information.

Contact Person:
Christoph Rohde
Programm Manager

Westerwelle Foundation – Stiftung für internationale Verständigung
Kurfürstendamm 213
10719 Berlin

Tel:  +49 (0)30 887281614
Fax: +49 (0)30 887281620
E-Mail: rohde(at)