YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
Illustration of a light bulb surrounded by charts and graphs (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

Thinking of creating your own business? Download this handbook.

Being a successful entrepreneur takes knowledge, skills, business planning resources and mentoring relationships. This handbook can help.
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Thomas Edison protected his bright ideas — all 1,093 of them

Patents protect the ideas and work of inventors and are part of a broad category of legal protection known as intellectual property rights.
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U.S. farmers feed the world

American farmers are selling more of their high-quality products to the rest of the world than ever before in the history of U.S. agriculture.

Nairobi to host entrepreneurship summit — a first for sub-Saharan Africa

On Monday, March 30, White House officials announced that Nairobi, Kenya, will host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the first summit held...
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Q&A on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Find out more about the exciting YLAI program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit needs you

Attention, entrepreneurs and investors! Applications for the July 25–26 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya are due May 18. Read on to find out more.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University's graduation ceremony in 2005 continues to motivate entrepreneurs around the world.video

‘Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have...

Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University's graduation ceremony in 2005 continues to motivate entrepreneurs around the world.