Ukrainian Business Leaders: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UBL PIE)

About the program

Ukrainian Business Leaders: Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UBL PIE) is a program for Ukrainian business persons, innovators and entrepreneurs with demonstrated leadership experience in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, innovation, social entrepreneurship, regional economic development, agribusiness, and technology.

The UBL PIE will bring Ukrainian business leaders aged 21 and over to the United States to gain practical experience through individual fellowship placements at a U.S. host organization in line with their professional interests and professional experience. Placements could include a wide variety of for-profit and non-profit local and international organizations, university business departments, business incubators and accelerators, as well as relevant government economic development offices. It is expected that one fellow be placed at one organization throughout his/her fellowship.

It will provide participants with an array of modern business tools, concepts, and principles that will strengthen their leadership and technical abilities through interactive and personalized projects, as well as build enduring professional relationships between Americans and Ukrainians who share an interest in driving economic development forward. The program will also include professional enrichment activities such as workshops, lectures and site visits.

To be eligible for the UBL PIE program, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen and current resident of Ukraine. Applicants living outside Ukraine or on a long term program outside Ukraine will not be considered eligible to apply;
  • Be 21 years of age or above at time of the application period;
  • Be proficient in English; and
  • Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in business, entrepreneurship, innovation, social entrepreneurship, or regional economic development.

All fellowship expenses on stay, transportation, home hosting are covered by the program.

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Funded by US Government
Eligibility Business Professionals, age 21 and over
Program funding Fully funded