The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, a 6-months long, fully funded programme for entrepreneurs, has opened applications for the next edition.

The programme aims to support talented entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries, with 23 entrepreneurs from 14 countries – including 8 from Africa – currently taking part in the Autumn programme.

Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nigeria’s, Kelvin Nyame, Co-Founder and CEO of Ghana’s MeQasa, and Eunice Maina, founder and CEO of Kenya’s Bismart are among this year’s participants.

Applications are open for African entrepreneurs until January 8 for the Spring edition of the programme, which will start with the Young Founders Conference in Berlin on 2 – 6 April 2019.

During the event, participating founders will take part in the Young Founders Conference.

Founders will also be introduced to personal mentors, who will act as sparring partners to evaluate new opportunities and upcoming challenges.

Participants will get the opportunity to receive insight from a number of investors.

By: ClaraDoku/