Welcome Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders (YTILI) to Ventureprise

June 14, 2017

Ventureprise welcomes three international entrepreneur fellows for a two week program to explore U.S. opportunities and participate in Ventureprise activities.  The entrepreneurs are participating in the U.S. State Department Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Participants spend 2.5 weeks in the U.S. starting with a welcome program in Washington, DC and then a two week internships with their host organizations.

Ventureprise is hosting Vasiliki Ntampasi (Greece), Bardh Kadiu (Kosovo), and Khachik Gevorgyan (Armenia) from June 5th – June 16th. The entrepreneurs will spend their time with Ventureprise learning the NSF I-Corps customer discovery methodology and meeting with UNC Charlotte researchers and community economic development stakeholders. The YTILI program allows for the exchange of entrepreneurship and innovation practices which are key drivers of economic growth and security.

Vasiliki Ntampasi (Greece), Co-founder & CEO of Tesibit has over 7 years of experience in Advanced Audtomation Control, Optimization Techniques, and Neural Networks. The Tesibit SaaS platform uses Machine Learning and Advanced Process Control technology to continuously monitor operations, assess productivity in real time, and significantly boost the performance of the system. Tesibit is readily accessible on the cloud, and extensively customizable. The Tesibit’s API can deliver increase in productivity and boasts superior accuracy and intelligent operational autonomy. You can learn more at www.tesibit.com

Bardh Kadiu (Kosovo) is Deputy Executive Director at STIKK, Conference Director at KosICT.com and leading the development of the Tech:Park Prishtina. STIKK is an entrepreneur support institution that enables the conversion of new business ideas into successful and competitive companies. The organization promotes the internationalization of Kosovo based companies into international markets and provides infrastructure and professional services. You can learn more at http://stikk.org/en/

Khachik Gevorgyan (Armenia) is Founder and CEO of ARMACAD which develops tools to help students, faculty and researchers to find international scholarship, research and study opportunities. The platform connects Universities and academic institutions from around the world with a personalized dashboard. The platform currently has over 40,000 users internationally. You can learn more at https://armacad.info/