The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2021

The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme (YFP) is a 6-month fellowship for 25 leaders uplifting emerging markets towards a sustainable future. We offer targeted support to scale our founders’ ventures and develop their leadership abilities, ending in a 5-day conference in Berlin for the Top 10 participants.

The following application will provide our Programme Team with an understanding of your startup and profile. Please have the following key elements ready:
– Your startup pitch deck
– Basic financial information (i.e. revenues, funding)
– Your LinkedIn profile and/or CV
With these on hand, the application will take approximately 20 minutes. Only complete applications will be reviewed. The application will close at 11:59pm CEST on Friday, September 3.

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

Application Form
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