Entrepreneurship & Technology African Entrepreneurs urged to apply for Westerwelle Young Founders Program 2017 By Incubate Africa Posted on March 31, 2017 2 min read 0 0 Applications have opened for the Westerwelle Young Founders Program, which is looking for outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging countries to participate at the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany. A Young Founder is someone who had started his or her own company recently (usually within the past five years). Although there is no fixed age limit, the entrepreneurs in our program are typically between 20 and 35 years old. The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding was established in 2013 and supports international collaboration between young entrepreneurs, executives and decision makers from around the world. As part of the Young Founders Program, for which applications close on April 30, the Westerwelle Foundation is hosting a Young Founders Conference in Berlin on September 13-16. The focus of the event is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with successful German entrepreneurs and political decision makers, and join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging countries. During the one-year long Young Founders Program, participants will also get access to a mentoring program invitations and scholarships for other entrepreneurship conferences, and online coaching and webinars.