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Exploring the impact of mentoring on young entrepreneurs


Please join us for the launch of Youth Business International's research report, 'Exploring the impact of voluntary business mentoring on young entrepreneurs'.

While many organisations recognise the value of voluntary business mentoring for young entrepreneurs, there has been little evidence about its impact and best practices in designing, implementing and managing a successful mentoring support programme. 

Youth Business International and Middlesex University with support from our partner, Accenture have just concluded a two-year study on the impact mentoring can have on young entrepreneurs around the world. We are now delighted to share our ground-breaking results and demonstrate how having a robust mentoring programme can help a greater number of youth realise their entrepreneurial potential.



Arrival and Networking



with Heidi Strawson, Global Giving Lead, Accenture



with Anita Tiessen, CEO, Youth Business International


Mentoring works! Here's why.

Launch of YBI’s groundbreaking research report: “Exploring the impact of voluntary business mentoring on young entrepreneurs”. In 2015, YBI commissioned Middlesex University Business School and the Centre Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) to conduct a global, longitudinal study to understand the impact of voluntary business mentoring on mentees, their businesses and mentors within their specific context, including changes over time.
with Jo Gray, Head of Mentoring


Exploring the impact of mentoring in youth entrepreneurship

Building effective mentoring relaJonships are vital in the pursuit of supporting young entrepreneurs across the world. This panel will explore the impact of volunteer business mentoring on young entrepreneurs and their mentors.


Closing statements

with Anita Tiessen, CEO of YBI


Networking and drinks



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Citi Foundation

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