Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowships – Call for Fall 2020 Applications

Travel to the US and gain experience in and exposure to Chicago’s technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem!

Professional Fellows Program

In Fall 2020, the Professional Fellows program in Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship will bring a new group of 18 tech and innovation leaders from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, for a four-week immersive fellowship experience in Chicago sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

As a Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with organizations across Chicago, including tech companies, government agencies, innovative NGOs, and university and non-university technology incubators. You will gain insight into best practices in tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, and observe how an effective urban innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem operates. You will also contribute to host organizations in a variety of ways, ranging from small projects, meetings with colleagues in the field, job shadowing, and independent research. We encourage you to bring your expertise and diverse perspective to US organizations!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be young leaders, ages 25-40, currently employed and with at least two years of professional experience in a related field at the time of application;
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their community, organization or company;
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application

Program Dates: October 16, 2020 – November 19, 2020

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Application Link: 

For more information about the program, please contact Ana Trpovska from CEED Macedonia on the following contacts: [email protected] or 075 214 344


*In case of unforeseen developments with the COVID-19 situation that could potentially hinder the implementation of PFP in Fall 2020, the organizer will act in line with recommendations of US Department of State. Therefore, the Call (or the Fellowship) could be suspended and/or postponed until circumstances change to adequate.  If such situation occurs, the new information will be added to this Call.


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