Open Call: Courses on Entrepreneurship in Israel

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2015— The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) are pleased to announce that the course on Business Innovation successfully initiated with the participation of 28 individuals from Albania, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Georgia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.

Additionally, YABT and MASHAV invite all professionals involved in promoting entrepreneurship, micro-enterprise, and innovation programs to apply for the following course on Microenterprise Support Systems (in Spanish) scheduled for 2015. This course will take place from the 2nd to the 26th of March.

The course is intended for 26-30 people who have completed university studies in business administration, economics, social sciences, industrial engineering or other relevant subjects of the course topics.

Applicants must be currently involved in initiatives, businesses and/or programs that support job creation, SME, and/or youth development. Also, applicants should have at least 5 years of working experience and demonstrate commitment towards their respective professional fields.

The main aim of this course is to provide a platform for learning, exchange best practices to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Moreover, this program includes field trips, cultural and religious excursions within Israel. After completing this course, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for starting and running a business. For more information about the program, click here.

YABT and MCTC offer a limited number of grants (all inclusive except for flight tickets). For each course, the candidate must submit his or her application to the diplomatic mission of Israel in their country of residence. The March course will accept applications until no later than January 25th, 2015. The embassy may request additional documentation. For this reason, we recommend applicants to contact them before submitting the formal application.

For more information on these courses, please contact YABT through Edgar Maestre via email:

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