Alexander Vogel new Secretary General of the Westerwelle Foundation

Alexander Vogel was appointed Secretary General of the Westerwelle Foundation. Since 2014 he has worked as Head of Office for the Foundation and will now succeed Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, former Secretary of State, who passed away at the beginning of the year.

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Newspaper BILD reports on Opening of Young Founders Conference 2016

BILD published an article on the opening reception on the occasion of this year's Young Founders Conference with a welcome speech by Michael Mronz, the new chairman of the foundation.

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Young Founders Conference, September 15 - 18, 2016 in Berlin

For the third time, the Young Founders Conference in Berlin marks the beginning of Westerwelle Foundation’s annual Young Founders Programme. Young entrepreneurs from all around the world were invited to take part in the Young Founders Programme. Almost 200 innovative talents have applied. This year’s 25 Young Founders come from 15 countries.

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Mentoring Programme for Young Founders 2016

Within the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation launches a mentorship programme. For one year, starting with the Young Founders Conference 2016, the Fellows will be guided and supported by German business personalities.

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The Apprenticeship Challenge - Apply now!

Together with our partners The DO School and Sinal do Vale we challenge you to develop innovative ways to promote apprenticeships or vocational training to reduce global youth unemployment and create a sustainable future.

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