Westerwelle Start-Up Haus seeks applicants for its Young Founders Program – Apply before 15 February 2023

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 leadership abilities in contributing toward 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 on March 3 and 6, 2023
  • Remote Program:From March to August 2023, 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:Ten best-performing participants will be invited to a five-day conference in May 2024, where they will have the opportunity to pitch to 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 participate in program activities for six months.

To apply, visit: Westerwelle Young Founder Program