Great response: More than 2000 applications from all over the world


2189 entrepreneurs from 129 countries applied to take part in the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme starting in October 2018

For the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme - Autumn 2018 we received more than 2000 applications for the 25 slots in the programme from 129 countries worldwide. We are overwhelmed by this as it shows that our programme and respectively our work is recognized internationally as an important contribution to creating more opportunities for entrepreneurs in emerging and developing countries.


What impressed us most is the great variety of innovative solutions for local challenges displaced in the apllications and implemented by the young entrepreneurs in their countries. The decision who will take part in the yearlong programme and will come to Berlin to start off the programme with the Young Founders Conference will not be an easy one.