The 2022 #YTILI Fellowship Program application is now open

The 2022 YTILI Fellowship Application is now open! Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2022.

The YTILI Fellowship Program provides Fellows with the opportunity to implement positive and sustainable change in their communities through entrepreneurship and innovation.


  • FOUR WEEK fellowship placement in the United States.
  • A virtual and in-person ENTREPRENEURSHIP curriculum, developed and taught by DePaul University and GEA College.
  • SMALL GRANTS for alumni to increase professional development.
  • RECIPROCAL EXCHANGES for some American host organization mentors to assist YTILI Fellows implement project action plans.

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The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship program for emerging entrepreneurs from Europe.

The mission of the YTILI Fellows Program is to promote mutual understanding, enhance entrepreneurship and leadership skills, and build lasting partnerships between business leaders from Europe and the United States.

YTILI Fellows are entrepreneurs between the ages of 25-35 with at least two years’ experience managing a business or social venture in their home countries. The YTILI Fellows will participate in an in-person and virtual Entrepreneurship Curriculum, a fellowship placement in the U.S., and have the opportunity to participate in a Reciprocal Exchange. The Fellowship is designed to empower young entrepreneurs to grow their ventures and foster global partnerships.

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