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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Westerwelle Foundation publishes study on democracy development

Small and medium sized enterprises are highly relevant for democracy development as they can contribute to a transition processes from autocratic towards democratic systems. This is the conclusion of a study on the influence of SMEs and the middle class on democracy development carried out by the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau/University of Zurich. The study was conducted on behalf of the...

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Michael Mronz meets UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

During his visit to New York, the Chairman of the Board Michael Mronz met, amongst others, the UN Secretary-Generals's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi to talk with him about the foundation's work and possible links to UN-projects.

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