About the Young Founders Programme

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

Mentoring

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.

International Community

Access to new business opportunities by being connected to programme alumni, partners and other members of the Westerwelle Foundation network.

Berlin Conference

Exposure to the Berlin Startup Ecosystem through a fully funded 5-day conference together with the other founders for the top 10 participants.

Call for Applications

The next cohort will open for applications in Autumn 2022.

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