Westerwelle Start-Up Haus seeks applicants for its Young Founders Programme 

The Westerwelle Start-up Haus is inviting young entrepreneurs to participate in their Westerwelle Young Founders Programme (YFP). The six-month programme 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 programme, successful applicants will participate in the following activities: 

  • Kick-Off Conference: A two-day virtual kick-off conference will take place in late September 2021. 
  • Remote Programme: Beginning October 1, 2021, the participants will receive six months of support including a personal mentor, alumni buddy, 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 Spring 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 a 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 programme activities for the six months. 

The deadline for applications is on September 3rd, 2021, at 11:59am.  

To apply, visit: Westerwelle Young Founder Programme