Are you an entrepreneur and want to strengthen your knowledge? The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is an exchange program for leading young entrepreneurs sponsored by the United States Department of State, Its objective is to help young entrepreneurs to strengthen their launching capacity, promote their business ideas and contribute effectively to the social and economic development of their communities.
Currently, the call is open for those Entrepreneurs between the ages of 25 and 35, who speak English and also have a business for two years. Since 2015, YLAI has trained more than 1,000 young entrepreneurs from 37 countries in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, the people selected they will participate in a training and apprenticeship program in the United States, and will live an experience with a private sector company in that country.
Applicants cannot be US citizens or US permanent residents, or employees of the US government. Entrepreneurs from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti can participate. , Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Enterprises can be of all kinds, including goods and services such as restaurants, health, technology, music, movies, among others; as long as it has a social impact.
Applicants must fill out a web form until February 15. In addition, the Embassy of the United States will hold a Facebook Live on Tuesday, January 31 at 3:30 pm, to clarify doubts. (YO)
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