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Young Entrepreneurs – Apply to Be a YTILI Fellow in 2024
February 2, 2023



The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship Program is for emerging entrepreneurs from from 49 countries in Europe, including Spain, ages 25-35. The YTILI Fellowship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by WorldChicago. 

Program details: 

Five week fully-funded U.S. experience 

  • Individually tailored fellowship with a U.S. company 
  • Opening program in Chicago 
  • Closing program in Washington D.C.

Entrepreneurship curriculum from DePaul University and GEA College, Slovenia.  

Reciprocal Exchanges A select group of American participants travel to Europe to work with YTILI Fellows on joint projects relating to work and community. 

  • February 1, 2023 – March 24, 2023: YTILI 2024 application period 
  • January – March 2024: U.S. Entrepreneurship curriculum 
  • April – May 2024: U.S. based fellowship 
  • June – July 2024: EUR Entrepreneurship curriculum
Fellowship Experience: 
  • U.S. business networking 
  • One-on-one mentorship from a U.S. expert in their industry 
  • New perspectives and understanding in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), U.S. culture, and business growth 
  • Life-long connections and support through a YTILI alumni network and U.S. State Department Exchange Alumni network 

Need more information: www.ytili.org, @ytilinetwork on social media

Apply here: www.ytili.org 

The team from World Chicago three webinars to present the YTILI program and more detail and answer questions.  Click on the links below to register for the webinars.  

Monday, February 13, 2023: #AskMeAnything 2024 YTILI Application Overview
Time: 17:30 CET  

Thursday, February 23, 2023: #YTILIAlumni Panel Reflections from the YTILI Experience
Time: 17:30 CET   

Wednesday, March 15, 2023: #AskMeAnything 2024 YTILI Application Workshop
Time: 17:30 CET