YABT / MASHAV award to the StartUp with greater potential of global impact

 Washington DC, November 14, 2016 - The Young Americas Business Trust and the Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) are pleased to announce an International Training Grant for the StartUps with the greatest potential for global impact in the event " Invent Solutions: To Improve Lives ", which for the first time will be developed in the Argentine Republic in the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

The first edition “Demand Solutions " in Argentina, an event developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will take place on November 15 and 16 in Buenos Aires. The most disruptive startups in Latin America and the Caribbean innovating in health, water, sanitation and hygiene that will present solutions to improve lives during the Entrepreneurial Night of Demand Solutions. A total of 14 StartUps will present their solutions or products that improve the life in the cities and one will be awarded by YABT and MASHAV.

The prize consists of a scholarship that includes participation in one of the international courses at the International Training Center Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel in 2017, at the winner's choice.

The winners can choose from two options: 1) A Business Innovation Training, which is given in March- in English or 2) A course on Supporting Systems for Entrepreneurs, scheduled for May- in Spanish. These Training Scholarships cover the course expenses, housing, medical insurance, meals, and visits to historical landmarks.

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About Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is a nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS) in promoting and implementing programs that encourage entrepreneurship in the Americas to combat poverty and seek better opportunities for youth.

MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation - at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was founded in late 1957, and is responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the State of Israel’s development cooperation programs. MASHAV concentrates on human and institutional capacity building by sharing Israel’s own development experience and expertise, imparting know-how and transferring innovative technologies and tested methodologies adaptable to a developing country’s needs.

The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) assists in the training of women involved in community work in emerging states. Since its inception, more than 19,000 participants from 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean have attended their training programs and workshops.