Apply Now For The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017

What is the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017?

As part of the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts a Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. The participants of the Young Founders Conference 2017 will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful German entrepreneurs and political decision makers and will join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging countries.

During the one year long Young Founders Programme, participants will get access to:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017
  • A mentoring programme
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • Online coaching and webinars
  • An international alumni network


And the best of it: Travel and accommodation for the Young Founders Conference will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation. The application form is open until 30 April 2017 at


What is the Westerwelle Foundation?

The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding with headquarters in Berlin, Germany was established in 2013 by Dr. Guido Westerwelle, former German Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ralph Dommermuth, CEO and Founder of United Internet AG. The foundation supports collaboration that transcends borders: between young entrepreneurs, executives and decision makers from around the world. The Foundation globally connects people and ideas and creates spaces for interaction and innovation.


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