YTILI is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs from Europe. Since its launch in 2016, YTILI has helped to advance the careers of nearly 300 business and social entrepreneurs from Europe by providing them with the tools, networks, and resources they need to grow their ventures.
CEED Slovenia is excited to partner with WorldChicago, which has been selected by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to implement the YTILI Fellowship Program. “We are honored to expand our partnership with WorldChicago through the YTILI Fellowship Program. Our CEED Slovenia team consists of U.S. Department of State’s professional exchange alumni from the Professional Fellows Program, International Visitor Leadership Program, and YTILI. We have also been an important in-country partner for the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program, and we will use this experience to support individuals throughout the YTILI application process,” says Alja Gajšek, Program Director of CEED Slovenia.
The 2021-2022 YTILI Fellowship Program will engage 60 young European entrepreneurs from 45 countries in a series of virtual and in-person professional development and leadership activities, beginning in late 2021. The program will include a five-week U.S.-based experience with a fellowship at a U.S. company. The fellowship will be complemented by a virtual Mini-MBA entrepreneurship curriculum before and after the U.S. experience.
The application for YTILI will be open from January 4 – March 1, 2021. To learn more about the program, please visit http://ytili-worldchicago.org/.
WorldChicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting citizen diplomacy through programs that connect the Chicago community with the world. As a host to U.S. Department of State sponsored international visitors, WorldChicago acts as a liaison between approximately 1,000 international visitors and their Chicagoland counterparts each year.
The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship Program (YTILI) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by WorldChicago and CEED Slovenia.