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Beating the odds: Youth on the move as entrepreneurs

Our newest report explores how to help refugees and other migrants and displaced youth fulfil their entrepreneurial potential.

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Empowering Myanmar’s migrant women entrepreneurs

We spoke to entrepreneurship incubator Opportunities Now (ONOW) about how they're supporting migrant women in Myanmar.

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Responding to the Needs of Young Entrepreneurs

Find out how our network responded to the COVID-19 crisis supporting young entrepreneurs around the world.

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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.

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YBI’s regional Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP).
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Success stories

Da Ching Ching

Bangladesh

“I am proud to present myself as a young female entrepreneur and not just be known as someone’s daughter. Every young woman should be able to have their own identity and run their own business.”

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Shenelle Hills-Fife

Trinidad and Tobago

“Working for someone else is a lot easier because they are telling you everything that you need to do. But being an entrepreneur is much more fulfilling; the accomplishments are more rewarding”.

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Sheick Omar Faruque

Italy

Described as determined yet humble, Sheick Omar Faruque has worked hard to pursue his dream of opening his own business. After many years, he’s now the owner of a deli in Florence, Italy, where he lives with his family.

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Abhishek Jacob Chetikatt

Sweden

"It’s important to set a very clear mission and vision. Entrepreneurship has its ups and downs, so having a mission means that when things get tough, you can remind yourself why you’re doing it."

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Daniela Retamales

Chile

“You have to dare yourself to do things”.

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Olivia Kodé

France

“I always wanted to launch my own coats brand. I think coats shape the silhouette, they build an identity.”

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Buram Munkhsuren

Mongolia

"You have to put in the maximum amount of effort and hard work from a young age, then the results will come."

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Latest News

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10.11.20

YBI wraps up first year of our Accelerating Youth-led Businesses in the Digital Era programme with IKEA Foundation

21.10.20

Mariia Plotkina wins the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award

17.09.20

Innovating in times of crisis: lessons from entrepreneurs

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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IDB Lab

IDB Lab

Google.org

Google.org

Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

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