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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

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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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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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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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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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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Latest News

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22.04.20

YBI rolls out COVID-19 Rapid Response and Recovery Programme funded by Google.org to support struggling small businesses

17.04.20

YBI Launches SOS Mentoring, New Global Initiative Supporting 30,000 Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

20.03.20

Youth Business International Rallies to Respond to COVID-19: A Message from Anita Tiessen, CEO

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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Google.org

Google.org

Accenture

Accenture

Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation

IKEA Foundation

IKEA Foundation

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