The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme (YFP) is a six-month fellowship for 25 leaders uplifting emerging and developing markets towards a sustainable future. We offer targeted support to scale our founders' ventures and develop their leadership abilities, with the following programme plan:
Kick-Off Event: A two-day digital kick-off event will take place at the beginning of March 2024.
Remote Programme: From March–August, the Young Founders will receive six months of support including a personal mentor, monthly peer learning sessions, monthly expert workshops and networking opportunities with corporates and investors.
Berlin Conference: The ten best-performing Young Founders will be invited to a five-day conference in Berlin in June 2025. During this conference, the founders will have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors, participate in workshops, join networking events and get insights into the German start-up scene.
We are looking for entrepreneurs with high potential for impact and growth to become leaders of a sustainable future, with the following criteria:
The following form is the first phase of the application process and will provide our Programme Team with a general overview of your startup and profile.
We may then request additional information and documentation.
The application will take approximately 8 minutes. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates: 19 February - 8 March
Notification of all applicants: 11 March
If you want to learn more about the programme, you can register to join the Info Call by clicking here.
For technical issues ONLY (i.e. cannot submit form): please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to learning from you!
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