March 10, 2022

YLAI Host Recruitment

Seeking companies to collaborate with Latin American entrepreneurs.


Utah Global Diplomacy is partnering with the U.S. Department of State's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship to invite Utah-based organizations to collaborate in-person with entrepreneurs from Latin America during Summer 2022. YLAI Fellows range from 25-35 years old and are competitively selected as high-impact, mid-career entrepreneurs promoting economic growth across 37 countries.

We are looking for Utah organizations and companies in the following industries who are interested in collaborating with these entrepreneurial fellows while they visit Utah:

  • Production, marketing, and sales of locally-made artisanal gifts
  • Event management, promotion, and ticket sales
  • Entrepreneurial accelerator hubs
  • Digital learning platforms
  • Leadership and business training for youth
  • Film making industry
  • Shipping, packaging, and logistics
  • Tourism industry
  • Social selling and business to business marketing

If you or your friends are connected to any organizations in these industries and would like to collaborate with some international entrepreneurs, please reach out to Gary Crofts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce some diverse cross-cultural learning into your workplace and develop relationships with some of the brightest young leaders this globe has to offer. Click here to watch testimonials from our most recent hosts and fellows.