Business Exchange & Student Training
The B.E.S.T. Scholarship – a cooperation among the US Embassy in Italy, the Fulbright Commission and Invitalia- is the exchange program for students and start-uppers. B.E.S.T. provides the unique opportunity to study open innovation and to work for the world’s best startups in Silicon Valley.
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.
Bachelor degree, PhD students (up to the age of 35) with high-tech ideas or early start-up.
(*)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.