African entrepreneur: Register free to acquire business skills at the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 in Germany

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African entrepreneurs, whose businesses fall within 0-5 years, are eligible to apply for a spot at the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme taking place in Berlin, Germany. Applications are open until the 30th of April, 2017.

The programme is an initiative of Westerwelle Foundation for international Understanding, a platform that fosters collaboration and support for young entrepreneurs around the world.


Participants at the Young Founders Conference,2015

As part of the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. 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.


  • Travel and accommodation is covered by Westerwelle Foundation
  • Access to a rich mentoring programme
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • Online coaching and webinars
  • An international alumni network

Read also: African female Tech entrepreneur: Apply to be a part of the World Economic Forum in South Africa


  • Have recently (0-5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model
  • Be based in a developing or emerging country or have a strong business focus on developing and emerging countries
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English

Go here to begin application.


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  1. Ian Steven kibalama

    April 5, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Very interested

    • Oladipo Oladepo

      April 6, 2017 at 5:46 am

      Hi Ian, follow the link in the story to go about the application. All the best.

  2. Aju Peter Adima

    April 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm


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