Ventureprise Director Devin Collins to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Innovation Program

Monday, October 10, 2022

Charlotte, NC – October 15, 2022 – Ventureprise Director Devin Collins to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI).

Collins, who previously hosted Pier Giorgio Bianchi, the CEO of Talent Ventures and a YTILI Fellow from Italy, will continue his ongoing work with the program by traveling to Italy in October. During his trip, he will mentor local entrepreneurs and guest lecture at regional Universities, covering topics related to innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

The itinerary for the this part of the exchange includes time in Rome and Perugia, Italy working with Talent Ventures and meeting with the U.S. Embassy. The YTILI program is supported by WorldChicago which hosted a cohort of European entrepreneurs from 45 countries in 2022. The aim of the program is to promote mutual understanding, enhance entrepreneurship and leadership skills, and build lasting partnerships between business leaders from Europe and the United States. 

Read more about Pier Giorgio's experience when spent six weeks this past summer at UNC Charlotte learning about innovation and entrepreneurship programs and meeting stakeholders across the University and Charlotte community.