Four African founders were among the 10 entrepreneurs from around the world who took part in the recently completed Westerwelle Young Founders Programme.
These entrepreneurs will now present their companies at the Young Founder Conference in Berlin.
Young business leaders, executives, and decision-makers from around the world can collaborate thanks to the Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding.
Its Young Founders Programme is a fully financed, six-month program that provides access to a worldwide network of entrepreneurs, mentorship from business experts, and expert workshops to 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging nations.
The fall program, which ran from September 2022 to February 2023, came to a close with the selection of 10 founders to the Westerwelle Young Founders Conference, which will be held in Berlin from May 9–13.
Bidemi Ojo, co-founder, and CEO of the Nigerian company Gleeworld Pharmacy, Chiemela Anosoke, founder and CEO of the Nigerian company Solaris TechHub, Vivens Uwizeyimana, co-founder and CEO of the Rwandan company Umurava, and Christine Kihunde, co-founder and CEO of the Ugandan company Jaguza Tech, are the four African founders who made the top 10.
During the conference, these entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch to investors, take part in workshops, go to networking events, and discover more about the German startup scene.