U.S. Department of Commerce offers tech startup training program

The U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) once again is offering its Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program for executives in tech startup companies from 10 countries of the former Soviet Union.

The countries included are:  Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

The two-and-a-half week program will take place in the U.S. from June 12th-30th, 2018.  18 IT professionals will have the unique opportunity for training and networking in a tour that includes Wash., D.C, New York, Silicon Valley and other important U.S. technology-related venues.

Tanner Johnson, an international trade specialist with the USDOC who works with the program, points out that Ukrainian tech startups have played a significant role in the program in the past.  “In 2017, out of 16 participating startups, 8 were Ukrainian”, said Mr. Tanner.

Executives in tech startups should have a position with significant responsibility and at least 3 years of management experience.  Participants should already have technical training and need to be fluent in English or Russian.  Applications must be submitted no later than March 30, 2018.  The finalists for the June program will be selected late in April.

  • To apply to the SABIT IT program application please click here (category: “Information technologies: infrastructure and development of start-up companies”).
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