With years of experience in creating entrepreneurship programmes for different markets, Westerwelle Foundation is one of the leading providers with exceptional international and local expertise.
Young Founders Programme
The Young Founders Programme is an entrepreneurship programme focused on accelerating startups from South America, Africa, and Asia. During the 6-month programme the startups get the chance to grow their businesses while interacting with their international mentors, matched buddies, gain practical knowledge from peers, and receive valuable resources from the expert sessions. 50 young founders from emerging markets shall be given the chance to expand their network and practical knowledge while simultaneously applying it in their fast-growing ventures.
In coorperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, WSH Tunis has created a 6-month in-house incubation programme which incubates 10 entrepreneurs who shall design and build social ventures. The ventures get access to the entire Westerwelle Foundation eco-system to ideate, design, and shape their startup to impact their local communities. The startups are immersed in an exciting workplace at the WSH Tunis where they receive practical knowledge attuned to their needs, opportunity to network, and build and test their ideas fast during the bootcamp. These social ventures shall receive a great amount of exposure and recognition for their sustainability during our demo day.
WSH Tunis Entrepreneurship Programme
15 Tunisian fast-growing and versatile startups get the opportunity to expand their activities to Germany within our Entrepreneurship Programme. This acceleration programme is focused on creating connection with valuable partners while enlarging the practical knowledge and implementation of each startup. Highly experienced experts stand beside the founders to fine-tune their approach and tailor their offering to the needs. During the 6-month programme the founders get access to our vibrant community of international founders and partners and are fully immersed in the comfort of other entrepreneurs in the Startup House.
WSH Kigali Entrepreneurship Programme
In the sprightly startup eco-system of Kigali, the selected startups are building their dreams within the walls of the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali. The 9-month acceleration programme accommodates 20 startups which have access to professional services, a vibrant community, and our unique Makerspace. Every startup gets boosted with the knowledge expansion by highly experienced experts and are given the opportunity to create corporate partnership with local and international partners. At the end of the programme, every founder is prepared to receive funding for their startups.
In cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the WSH Tunis organizes several actions to close the gap of educating young professionals and fit hard-working individuals into the current market needs. Every young Tunisian could participate in our on-site and online capacity building sessions guided by local experts who are there to support them in their journey.