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The Westerwelle Foundation, a German non-profit which aims to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among innovators in emerging markets, has opened applications for its Spring 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme.
To be considered for the programme applicants must have in the last five years started a for-profit company with a scalable business model that has achieved a product-market fit. In addition, prospective applicants must ideally have secured their first external funding for their firm.
The 25 entrepreneurs selected to join the programme will each receive six months of business mentorship in addition to a scholarship to attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany between 2 and 6 April. Applications close on 8 January.
Entrepreneurs selected to participate in the programme will also get the opportunity to attend expert sessions that include investor key performance indicators and marketing as well as sales.
Applications for the Spring 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme close on 8 January
Other benefits of the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme include access to an international alumni network and invitations to several other entrepreneurship conferences and opportunities.
Through the programme, The Westerwelle Foundation also affords participants with exposure to Berlin’s startup scene through its social media channels and networks.
Earlier this year, eight African entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana were part of 23 participants from 14 countries that took part in the Wersterwelle Young Founders Programme Autumn 2018. The 23 we selected out of more than 2000 applicants from around the world.
Featured image: The Westerwelle Young Founders Autumn 2018 cohort with former German federal president Horst Kohler (Photo by OffenBlende)