African entrepreneurs can apply for The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, a fully funded 6-month-long programme for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries.
The programme aims to connect young founders from all over the world with each other and with the Berlin startup scene, and support them in further developing their entrepreneurial skills and their international network.
During the programme, participants will have the opportunity to be part of The Westerwelle Young Founders Conference, a week-long conference in Berlin to get to know fellow Young Founders, the German startup scene, and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills by attending workshops and meetings.
In order to meet the criteria, interested entrepreneurs need to have started a for-profit company with a scalable business model that has achieved Product-Market Fit and is based in a developing or emerging country or has a strong business focus on developing and emerging economies.
Past African participants for the programme include Kenya’s Eunice Maina (founder and CEO, Bismart), Tracy Mwangi (Co-Founder and CEO, Zynamis Limited), Nigeria’s Odunayo Eweniyi (Co-founder, Piggybank.ng), Oluwaseun Imole Oluyemi (Co-Founder and COO, Pass.ng) and Ghana’s Kelvin Nyame (Co-founder, MeQasa).
Applications are open until January 8, 2019, through this platform.
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