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Young Founders Programme 2024 by Westerwelle Foundation Germany

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur from an emerging market? The Young Founders Programme is a unique six-month fellowship designed to elevate your entrepreneurial journey. This opportunity brings together young leaders like you to engage in a transformative experience that includes expert-led sessions, mentoring, and peer collaborations, all aimed at boosting your venture.

Programme Details

1. Kick-Off Event: Jumpstart your experience with a digital event in mid-September 2024, where you’ll set your goals and meet other participants.

  • 2. Remote Programme: From September 2024 to February 2025, you’ll engage in a structured remote programme that includes:
  • Mentoring: Learn from successful entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Peer Learning: Exchange ideas and challenges with fellow founders.
  • Expert Workshops: Enhance your skills through specialized sessions.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with potential investors and business partners.

3. Berlin Conference: The top 10 participants will be invited to a five-day conference in Berlin in June 2025, featuring investor pitches, workshops, and networking events

Who Can Apply for Young Founders Programme?

The programme is seeking entrepreneurs who:

  • Are citizens or residents of a developing or emerging country.
  • Have started a for-profit company focused on emerging markets within the last five years.
  • Show a scalable business model with some revenue or initial funding.
  • Exhibit disruptive potential to improve their industry.
  • Are proficient in English and available to commit six months to the programme.

How to Apply for Young Founders Programme?

  1. Initial Application: Fill out a form ( providing an overview of your startup and profile. This should take about 8 minutes.
  2. Further Documentation: They may request more detailed information and documentation based on your initial application.

Application Deadline: 11 August, 2024 at 23:59 CET

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