The Embassy is proud to announce that 10 young Argentine leaders have been selected for the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. The program will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in September/October to help them augment their business or social venture plans, learn from U.S. counterparts, and share best practices.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsor this five-week program. Fellows will collaborate with small business, non-governmental organizations and similar entities in cities throughout the United States.
The Argentine fellows selected are Melisa Díaz Acuña, Facundo Cabrera, Bruno Calmels, Guido Buscetti Castro, Gastón Eduardo Fontaine, Marcos Heyd, Agostina Martino, Victoria Malek Pascha, Diana Schvarztein y Francisco Ulla. They are business and social entrepreneurs engaged in start-ups, small businesses, non-governmental organizations, and similar entities focused on logistics, consulting, entrepreneurship development and support, energy, design, finance and investments, health and recycling.
The YLAI Professional Fellows Program will kick off at a conference in Detroit, Michigan, on September 20. The young leaders will then participate in four-week fellowships in 20 cities throughout the United States. The program will conclude with a closing Summit in Washington, D.C.
The YLAI website offer more information about the YLAI Professional Fellows Program and the YLAI Network.