YABT and MASHAV will award two competitors with services and scholarships for international training

Washington D.C., September 29th - For the third consecutive year, the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV), will be pleased to announce two awards to the Start-Ups with the greatest potential to socially impact the community. The award will take place during the “Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives” main event.

On the closing stage of the “Demand Solutions” event, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean will present their ideas. The world's leading creative minds and the region's most promising entrepreneurs from the creative and cultural industries will present their ideas on how to improve lives at Demand Solutions. A total of 12 Start-Ups will expose their own solutions or products that improve people’s lives in the cities. The YABT and MASHAV will award two of them.

These awards consist in a scholarship, which includes the participation of one of the international courses at the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) in Haifa, Israel (2016).

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) was established by MASHAV in 1961 to assist in the training of women engaged in community work in the newly emerging states in Africa and Asia. MCTC enjoys the active cooperation of a number of international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations and development authorities.