Apply as a Mentee

!!! Application deadline was 07/31/2023 and we are no longer accepting applications. Except: Mentees from Algeria and Germany !!!

By filling out this form, you not only describe who you are and what makes you special, but also explain the reason why you want to participate in the Ouissal program as a mentee, to be mentored by an experienced entrepreneur. In addition to this form, your CV and two recommendations must also be submitted. Please have the CV ready as a PDF file.

Application form:

  • You will need about 20 minutes.
  • Please note that the form will not be saved. All data will be lost when the page is reloaded.
  • Incomplete forms are not saved
  • Our recommendation: For an overview, please look at the entire questions in this word document before filling out the application form.
  • We prefer you fill out the application form on the website.
  • In exceptional case, you may send this Word form to In that case, please make sure you will receive a confirmation of receipt by our team until the application deadline.

Additional Notes:

  • Ouissal is a mentoring program, not a coaching program. All participating mentors in this program are women from the business world who share their wealth of knowledge and experience with the mentees on a voluntary basis.
  • Ouissal does not aim to create entry opportunities in new markets, does not serve as an internship or job exchange or as a platform for commercial partnerships.
  • The costs for the entire program are covered (e.g. travel expenses, meals, accommodation), your only investment is time and openness to go above and beyond with each other.

All fields marked with * are mandatory. Otherwise the form cannot be accepted.

You will need approximately 20 mins to fill out the application form.

Before filling out your form, please don’t forget to read the selection criteria.

Personal data

How did you hear about the Ouissal program?*

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Your leadership role

When did you start your business or how long have you been a manager?*
In which industry does your company operate?
What stage of development are you in with your company or career?*
How many employees are you responsible for?*
Do you already have sufficient financial resources to manage your company adequately? If yes, is the financial support a government or private grant?*
If yes, is the financial support a government or private grant?*
Are you the owner or managing director of another company or do you have other commitments/voluntary positions?*
Have you ever been active in Germany (e.g. in projects, with corporate partners, ...)?
Have you already gained intercultural work experience?*

Goals through Ouissal

For what reason would you like to participate in Ouissal?* Tick the five most important ones
What are your expectations for the program?* Tick the five most important ones
At which points in the further development of your company would a mentor be particularly helpful? (e.g. drafting a marketing strategy, appropriate corporate communication, strategic human resources development...)* Tick the five most important ones


Have you participated in a similar program in international collaboration or other mentoring or accelerating programs?*
Accessibility: are there any special needs to give you access to the program?

Please provide 2 references* (surname, first name and contact details of the person)

By providing this information, you also automatically authorize EMA to contact the person you have named

Reference 1

Reference 2

Data protection & Participation Obligation

Please tick at least two of the following dates when you are sure to be available. The more boxes you tick, the more likely you are to be taken.*
Upload your resume as PDF/Word Document*

The Selection Process


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