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The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding has called on young African entrepreneurs to apply for its Autumn 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme.
The programme aims to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and the German startup scene.
Applications for the programme will close on 31 July. Up to 25 entrepreneurs will be selected for the fully funded six-month programme.
The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme will kick off with a conference in Berlin in October
The programme will kick-off with the Westerwelle Young Founders Conference which will take place in Berlin from 22 to 26 October.
Participants of the programme will receive six months of business mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs with whom they will discuss challenges and new opportunities.
The programme will also offer:
- Monthly peer mentoring calls to share knowledge and support
- Expert sessions on relevant topics like objectives and key results, investor key performance indicators, as well as marketing and sales
- The Young Founders Network, a strong alumni network to connect with other Young Founders, exchange ideas and find support for existing challenges
- Exposure to the Berlin startup scene and the public for participants and their startups via the foundation’s social media channels and networks