The Westerwelle Start-up Haus invites young entrepreneurs to participate in their Westerwelle Young Founders Program (YFP). The six-month program aims to support young entrepreneurs with targeted support to scale their ventures and develop their leadership abilities in contributing towards building a sustainable future.

During the program, successful applicants will participate in the following activities:

  • Kick-Off Conference: A two-day virtual kick-off conference will take place in April 2022
  • Remote Program: Beginning from April to October 2022, the participants will receive six months of support, including a personal mentor, monthly peer mentoring sessions, monthly expert workshops and networking opportunities with corporate representatives and investors.
  • Berlin Conference: The ten best performing Young Founders will be invited to a five-day conference in December 2022. During this conference, the founders will have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors, participate in workshops, join networking events and participate in the German start-up scene.

Interested applicants should demonstrate high potential for impact and growth while fulfilling the criteria below:

  • Recently (in the last five years) started a for-profit company focused on developing or emerging markets;
  • Have a company that possesses a scalable business model that has ideally generated revenue or secured the first round of external funding;
  • Have a business that possesses disruptive qualities that can increase the quality, impact or inclusiveness of the industry;
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English;
  • Be available to attend the digital kick-off conference and can make time to participate in program activities for six months.

The deadline for applications is March 13, 2022, at 11:59 am.

To apply, visit: Westerwelle Young Founders Program