YBI Welcomes Three New UK Members

YBI is pleased to announce the addition of three enterprise support organisations in the United Kingdom to our growing global network.

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Summit 2024 Save the Date

Join leading experts and YBI members from over 50 countries across six continents, and help shape the future of youth entrepreneurship to drive a generation for change.

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YBI announces hackathon for displaced Ukrainian entrepreneurs in Poland

Youth Business International (YBI) is pleased to announce that we will run a hackathon for displaced Ukrainian entrepreneurs in Poland, in partnership with our member Youth Business Poland (YBP) and funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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Our goal is to create one million jobs through supporting the start-up and growth of 250,000 youth-led businesses

Youth Business International (YBI) leads a growing global network of 50 enterprise support organisations with a passion for empowering underserved young people (18-35) to start, scale and sustain their businesses.

Working with this global network of members, we develop and scale the most effective solutions to the critical challenges facing young entrepreneurs, and strengthen our members’ capabilities and the quality of their delivery models to support young people into entrepreneurship.

Together, we focus on sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship, equipping underserved young people with the skills, confidence, and connections they need to beat the odds and become successful, responsible business owners.

YBI’s Impact on its Global Network of Members

In 2022:

Connection:

  • 170 delegates from 41 countries joined in our Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Collaboration:

  • 25 members participated in powerful youth entrepreneurship partnerships

Content:

  • 96% of members took part in YBI’s Entrepreneurship Development Services

90% member satisfaction

Impact of YBI's Global Network

Since 2014:
  • 0 Youth-led businesses started
  • 0 Existing businesses strengthened or supported or grown
  • 0 Young people provided with entrepreneurship training
Since 2017:
  • 0 Jobs created

Success stories

Alice and Anita

Italy

“We know we will get through this new challenge by keeping our community of customers together. We are developing a new digital strategy for our business, including offering online talks with authors and readers, and introducing an e-commerce platform.”

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Basel Al Sililati

Sweden

Food can help bring home closer. That’s why Basel Al Sililati, born and raised in Syria but now living in Sweden, together with two partners, Ahmad Al Masri and Mohammad Hussein, decided to open a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant near Stockholm.

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Rebecca Page

United Kingdom

“I want to continue building a community and promote all things craft related.”

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Esrat Jahan Chowdhury

Bangladesh

“This is not just a business; this is a social responsibility.”

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Mojisola Delumo

Nigeria

“Both, my mother and my older sister are entrepreneurs. It was a natural progression for me. I always knew I wanted to be my own boss.”

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Anna Basile

Italy

“I’ve always felt I’m an artisan, but I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur. It’s thanks to MicroLab that I’ve changed the way I see myself.”

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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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Those who make it possible

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Enel

Enel

IDB Lab

IDB Lab

EEA and Norway Grants

EEA and Norway Grants

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