US Program for Start-ups

IB&II contributes to manage one of a kind program in Silicon Valley for start-ups



The Business Exchange & Student Training scholarship. A cooperation between the US Embassy to Italy, the Fulbright Commission and Invitalia.

Program modules:
1. Three months of classes to study entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
2. Each student then works for three months in a start-up in Silicon Valley
3. On their return to Italy(*), students are supported for six months by an Italian tutor to launch their own start-up

Scholarship: tuition fees + travel + housing + monthly allowance + health insurance
Target: Bachelor degree, PhD students (up to the age of 35) with high-tech ideas or early start-up
For details regarding the tender, timing and process please refer to

(*) Grantees enter the United States with a J1 Visa whereby they must leave the US upon completion of the program and cannot be employed in the US for the 2 subsequent years

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