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The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Program

The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Program

Deadline: 1 March 2021
Open to: young European entrepreneurs
Benefits: mini MBA Entrepreneurship Curriculum, supplemental Entrepreneurial training, and more benefits


The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs from Europe. A cohort of young European entrepreneurs from 45 countries will participate in a robust fellowship program in 2021-2022.

The YTILI Fellowship Program engages young European entrepreneurs in a series of professional development and leadership activities that are designed to strengthen the transatlantic relationship and encourage European businesses, governments and civil society to develop their innovation ecosystems.

The program includes an online and in-person entrepreneurship curriculum; a fellowship placement with a business or organization in one of nine U.S. cities; opening and closing conferences in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and a regional Innovation Summit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 2021-2022 YTILI Fellowship Program will run from October 2021 to September 2022, with U.S. travel elements scheduled for March 22, 2022 – April 27, 2022.

Program Details


Open to young European entrepreneurs, passionate about his or her business or social venture and driving innovative and positive change in their home communities.


The program will cover:


For more information, visit the official website.