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Our impact in 2017

In 2017, we helped tens of thousands of young people to become successful entrepreneurs. Explore our latest Impact Report and find out our achievements in 2017.

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Our members

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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Unlocking entrepreneurial potential

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 expert organisations in over 50 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

Francesco Majno

Italy

“I’ve managed to get thousands of people to overcome the taboo linked to eating insects by tasting our healthy, sustainable food products.”

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Miriam Baker

Canada

"I think my business came from daydreaming in class, one day I was thinking wouldn’t it be nice to make clothes that actually fit."

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Marian Balmaceda

Paraguay

“I wanted to own something for myself, to be a self-employer. Fundación Paraguaya helped me to achieve that goal when I was feeling overworked doing what I loved.”

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Chinaemerem Ruby Ottah

Nigeria

“Starting my own business made the most sense for me. I’m a creative individual, but I knew I had a responsibility to my family.”

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Artem Kovalev

Russia

“It is not work, it is super interesting because you don’t know what tomorrow will be. You don’t know what will be in two months. It is not important how old are you, you should try to open your own business! Have a try!”

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Daniel Gashaw

Belgium

“I love introducing people to the unique flavours of Ethiopian food. Many of my customers have never tried it before, but after eating at my restaurant they become more adventurous in their food choices!”

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Latest News

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10.12.18

Spotlight on Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

10.10.18

Acción Emprendedora celebrated the culmination of its three-year youth project

10.10.18

1,990 young people supported with entrepreneurship training as part of a twelve-month youth programme in Brazil

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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