Westerwelle Young Founders Program in Berlin (Funded)

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  • Apply Before : August 9, 2022
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 25
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 6 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 2767
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Are you a startup company? Have you recently started your own company? Are you interested in developing your entrepreneurial skills while connecting with people from all over the world?
Apply for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and receive a six months fellowship offered for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging markets. Leaders from all over the globe will come together to achieve entrepreneurial greatness.

Young founders from developing and emerging economies are given an exceptional opportunity to participate in the Young Founders a 5 day  Annual Conference hosted by the Westerwelle Foundation in Berlin, Germany, or 6 months remote program.   The six-month program also enables participants to meet and contact international politics, investors, and entrepreneurs and join an international alumni network consisting of young founders from other developing and emerging countries. The Westerwelle Young Founders Program is aimed to support and connect young entrepreneurs with each other to share their experiences.

Details of Westerwelle Young founders program


Details of fall round:

  • Number of Scholarships: 20
  • Deadline: August 09, 2022
  • Interview:August 22-27, 2022
  • Result Notification: August 30, 2022
  • Young Founders Conference: First week of September 2022
  • Six Month remote program: September 2022- February 2023

Details of Spring round:

Scholarships: 25

Deadline: March 13, 2022 (11:59 CEST)

Interview: March 21-25, 2022

Result Notification: MId April

Kick-off Young Founders Conference: First week of April 2022

Young founder conference in Berlin: December 2022

What will you get: 

  • attend a 5-day conference in Berlin in  Spring 2023 or
  • participate in a 6-month virtual program (September 2022- February 2023)
  • receive: 
    • Mentoring: using the experience of a successful entrepreneur or investor who becomes your sparring partner
    • Peer Learning: Exchange knowledge with young founders and support each other
    • Expert session: learn in-depth from high experts
    • Buddy program: Access to new business opportunities by being connected to the program alumni
    • Berlin Conference: attend a fully-funded 5-day conference in Berlin for the top 10 participants

What the program covers:

  • Travel cost
  • Accommodation
  • Meals during the Conference
  • The possibility of applying for further scholarships awarded by the Westerwelle Foundation

Health insurance, visa and other personal expenses have to be covered by the participants.


  • Be a citizen of Developing or emerging country
  • Have established a profitable company within the last five years focusing on developing or emerging market
  • Your company is located in a developing country or its business focus is on developing and emerging economies
  • Your business should have received first round of external funding
  • Have excellent knowledge of English
  • Foreign applicants must have valid travel documents and medical insurance
  • available to attend the digital kick-off conference and can make time to participate in program activities during the program

Application Process:

The process of application is online. Fill out the online application form before the deadline.

Apply Online 

You can join the information session here on 13/7/ 2022.

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