About the Young Founders Program

The Young Founders Programme is a 6-month fellowship for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging markets. It brings together successful entrepreneurs from all over the world, which are united in the pursuit to achieve entrepreneural greatness.

  • What:
    5-day conference in Berlin / 6 months remote programme
  • Who:
    50 young founders from emerging markets
  • Content:
    Mentoring, Peer Learning, Expert Sessions, Buddy Programme

Young Founders Programme


A unique experience with a successful entrepreneur or investor, who becomes your sparring partner.

Peer Learning

Exchanges with other successful young founders of the cohort to share knowledge and support each other.

Expert Sessions

In-depth sessions on relevant topics with high-class experts.

Buddy Programme

Access to new business opportunities by being connected to alumni of the programme.

Berlin Conference

Exposure to the Berlin Startup Ecosystem through a fully funded one-week conference together with the other founders.

Call for applications

  • Westerwelle Young Founders Autumn 2021

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