October is YBI Inclusivity Month

We are dedicating this month to driving inclusivity and diversity in entrepreneurship, highlighting the systemic barriers that different groups of young entrepreneurs face, and exploring support needs and solutions with our global network of members.

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YBI launches a new programme supporting young refugees and migrants in four European countries

Youth Business International (YBI) is pleased to announce a new initiative supported by Accenture that will provide vital assistance to young migrants and refugees (aged between 18-35 years old) in Germany, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

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YBI Welcomes five new trustees to the board.

We are delighted to welcome five new trustees to our board. Congratulations on the appointment to Matthew Wallace, Lydia Savill Ellora-Julie Parekh, Purity Gakuo and Babajide Oluwase.

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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:


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


  • 25 members participated in powerful youth entrepreneurship partnerships


  • 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

Mojisola Delumo


“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


“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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Basel Al Sililati


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


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

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Alice and Anita


“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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Latest News

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October is YBI Inclusivity Month


YBI launches a new programme supporting young refugees and migrants in Europe


Five trustees join YBI board

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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Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation



EEA and Norway Grants

EEA and Norway Grants



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