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U.S. Embassy Belmopan Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program!


U.S. Embassy Belmopan Announces  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean

Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas.

Entrepreneurs! We are looking for you!

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. YLAI Professional Fellows will become part of the larger YLAI Network, an online space to obtain resources and make regional connections necessary to foster positive change in their local communities. 2 U.S. EMBASSY Belmopan, Belize Office of Public Affairs

 

The U.S. program includes the following components:

  1. Opening Program in Texas and Closing Summit in Washington, D.C. featuring workshops, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers;
  2. Four-week individualized fellowship with counterpart companies or organizations in cities around the U.S. The participants will engage in skills-building workshops, develop or refine their own strategic plan, and participate in day-to-day operations at U.S. organizations;
  3. Professional development activities including entrepreneurship training and interaction with experts; and
  4. Ongoing support before, during, and after the YLAI Fellowship through networking, mentorship, and investment opportunities.

 

The program is open to entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are between the ages of 21 and 35;
  2. Are a resident of Belize.
  3. Are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
  4. Have at least 2 years of entrepreneurial/leadership experience, preferably with a startup business or social venture;
  5. Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

 

The https://ylai.state.gov/ website includes information about how to apply for the YLAI fellowship and how to sign up for the YLAI Network. Submit your application by Friday, May 20, 2016. U.S. EMBASSY Belmopan, Belize Office of Public Affairs

 

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative is a program of the U.S. Department of State. This program builds upon the success of the inaugural YLAI entrepreneurs’ project in March 2016. The YLAI Professional Fellows Program is supported in its implementation by Meridian International Center, a proud partner with Atlas Corps, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and community-based members and universities throughout the United States. For further information, please contact the Meridian program team at YLAI@meridian.org. For press inquiries, please contact ECA-Press@state.gov.

CUELLO’S DISTILLERY LTD. AND BELTRAIDE PARTICIPATE IN THE FANCY FOOD SHOW, WASHIGNTON D.C.


 PRESS RELEASE

July 3, 2012 –The Fancy Food Show have been North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Between the Winter Show in San Francisco and the Summer Show in New York City, the show is visited by 40,000 attendees from more than 80 countries to see 260,000 innovative specialty food products, such as confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more (www.specialityfoods.com).

The Summer Fancy Food Show was held June 17-19th, in Washington, D.C. It was attended by every major food buying channel, influential members of the trade and consumer press and other related businesses. Attendees discovered 180,000 specialty foods and beverages from 2,400 exhibitors representing 80+ countries. Continue reading “CUELLO’S DISTILLERY LTD. AND BELTRAIDE PARTICIPATE IN THE FANCY FOOD SHOW, WASHIGNTON D.C.”

Outsourcing in the Americas 2012 Nearshore Nexus Conference


Belize has been receiving increasing attention from U.S. Companies seeking an alternative to low cost destinations in Asia and India. Americas Nearshore Nexus was the premiere conference that connected countries like Belize to the faster-growing IT services and BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) Region in the world.  With more than 20 expert speakers representing more than 14 different countries in the Americas, Nearshore Nexus was the conference of the year.  The conference was by “invitation only”, designed especially for senior-level business, IT and Finance Executives seeking to gain high-value connections and knowledge about utilizing offshore business process operations in Latin America and the Caribbean – and BELIZE was there! Continue reading “Outsourcing in the Americas 2012 Nearshore Nexus Conference”

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