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Winners of the YBI Innovation Challenge announced

The Innovation Challenge set out to challenge YBI members to propose new ways in which they can improve the support services offered to young entrepreneurs in four areas: mentoring, training, access to finance and access to markets.

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YBI members are expert not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises with a passion for empowering young people to start, build and grow their businesses.

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We are growing and nurturing an effective and sustainable network that creates impact for young entrepreneurs on a global scale.

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We are a global network of 55 expert organisations in 52 countries supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.

Since 2014...

Since its inception, Loden, our member in Bhutan, supported 143 entrepreneurs that created more than 715 jobs.
0 YOUTH-LED BUSINESSES STARTED 0 EXISTING BUSINESSES STRENGTHENED OR SUPPORTED TO GROW 0 YOUNG PEOPLE PROVIDED WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

Success stories

Vanessa Lissa Winston

Dominica

"I have always had a love for nature and creating things, I used to mix and match materials, go against the norm and design something you wouldn’t think of."

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Pierre Guguen

France

"I decided to try and give more emotion and maybe a new experience to the people that were coming to see us on stage. So, I went to see one of my friends, who was a perfumer and I asked her let’s make the perfume of a song."

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Paula Landes

Germany

"In the beginning my PR job was quite interesting and I learned a lot but once you’ve written 25 press releases, then you know how to do it and it’s not getting any more exciting, I needed a change."

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Filip Printzell

Sweden

"When you’re young, you don’t have too much to lose. I think it’s better to go out and do your thing and try; and you will fail a lot of times but you will never succeed if you don’t try.”

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Our members

Our global network of members provide critical support to young entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries worldwide. Members are connected and supported by a dedicated network team based in London, UK and Bogota, Colombia.

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