LocumBase.com’s founder and Chief Energy Officer, Zulé Vuuren, has been selected as one of 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to participate in the six-month Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Spring 2019.
The programme kicks-off with the Westerwelle Young Founders Conference in Berlin taking place from 2 to 6 April 2019. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other as well as the German start-up scene and support the participants with workshops on a variety of business topics.
The programme selects entrepreneurs who have founded a start-up with a scalable business model in the last five years who are looking for opportunities to network and strengthen their business skills.
“This is an awesome opportunity and I’m grateful to have the chance to be exposed to the European start-up scene. I’m also very excited to connect with and learn from other entrepreneurs from developing nations. Perhaps we can find a way to work together where the LocumBase platform can be a solution for challenges faced by countries beyond South Africa,” Zulé said.
After the conference, programme participants will have ongoing access to a personal business mentor: an experienced entrepreneur who will function as a sparring partner with whom to discuss upcoming challenges and new opportunities
One of the highlights of participating in the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is that every participant will also join the Young Founders Network, a strong network of outstanding entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries who have previously participated in the programme themselves.
Zulé’s invitation to the programme comes not long after she scooped the Tech Newcomer of the Year award at the 88 Business Collective Africa Female Founder Awards in November. At the time she said: "The mission is simple: Develop solutions that make lives better without making other lives worse. Let's do more of that."