Entrepreneurs’ Organization to Support Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Entrepreneurship Fellows Program


ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of more than 11,000 business owners in 48 countries, has joined forces with Meridian International to support Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. The program is open to 250 entrepreneurs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean between the ages of 21 to 35 with at least two years of professional experience. Applicants interested in the five-week fellowship program are required to apply by the 20 May 2016 deadline, here: https://ylai.state.gov/. EO will be assisting with the sourcing, screening and interviewing of these delegates in advance of the program, as well as providing entrepreneurial-focused learning content and connections to EO’s U.S.-based chapters once the program is underway.

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“Given the business acumen of EO’s membership, more than 11,000 members in the U.S. and 47 countries, our members are fully equipped to serve as business mentors to a future generation of entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Vijay K. Tirathrai, EO’s CEO.

EO will provide its entrepreneurial-focused Forum Training for all 250 YLAI Fellows in a series of kick-off events in Dallas, TX later this year. Participants will then be separated into smaller working groups across 20 U.S. cities before the program ends in Washington, D.C. with a three-day conference and networking event featuring top U.S. government officials, as well as global public, private and non-profit leaders.

As part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s effort to empower entrepreneurs and civil society leaders in order to advance entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, participants will continue their collaboration with U.S. partners and have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorship and networking.

The YLAI is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), of the U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with Meridian International Center, which works with corporations, governments, NGOs and individuals in 190 countries to socio-economic development.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners with 144 chapters in 48 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. For more information, visit www.eonetwork.org.

CONTACT: Gustavo Vieira, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Phone: +1.703.837.6068, Email: [email protected]