The Ukraine Business Leaders: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UBL PIE) Program aims to empower young entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesspersons from across Ukraine with the skills to develop innovative economic, policy, and business solutions. Through a hands-on fellowship in the United States, participants will be exposed to sound business practices, leadership skills, and networking opportunities that will position them as leaders to effect change in their businesses and communities.

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Applicants Must:
- Be a citizen and current resident of Ukraine;
- Be born on/after September 1, 1979 and no later than July 8, 1999;
- Be proficient in English;
- Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in business, entrepreneurship, social media, innovation, social entrepreneurship, regional economic development, and/or technology.

Program Components
UBL PIE is a five-six week fully-funded program that will take place in the spring and fall of 2021. Exact program dates are to be determined. 
Fellows will take part in both a pre-departure and arrival orientation in Ukraine and in the U.S. to review program expectations, guidelines, and prepare them for success in the U.S. Specific dates TBD. 

U.S. Based Fellowship
Fellows will be placed in a U.S. office working on issues relating to their work at home. The fellowship will be full-time, where Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with Americans in their field. 

Closing Program
Fellows will come together for a closing event in Washington, DC at the conclusion of the fellowship. There will be opportunities for professional development workshops and networking events to launch their entry into the alumni community

More than just an opportunity for professional development.
UBL PIE fellows will become part of a diverse network of engaged professionals prepared to contribute to the development of a strong and stable economy in Ukraine. 

Ukrainian Business Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding from the U.S. Government and is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education

USUBC NOTE: American Councils for International Education is a long-time member of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C.