Youth Business International Bootcamp

We are pleased to be launching a new initiative for young entrepreneurs supported by our network. YBI is hosting a five-day boot camp for a cohort of underserved, high-performing youth-led businesses in June 2024.

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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 and Standard Chartered Foundation extend BEST by Futuremakers project to support displaced Ukrainians in Poland

The project aims to support 4700 participants by the end of June 2024 through an innovative incubator programme as well as consultation, mentoring, and training services for job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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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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Rebecca Page

United Kingdom

“I want to continue building a community and promote all things craft related.”

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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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Esrat Jahan Chowdhury


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

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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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Latest News

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Announcing the Youth Business International Bootcamp


Deepening knowledge within the network with the new Member Learning Exchange Scheme


Making the case for inclusive and effective youth entrepreneurship support at the 8th World Investment Forum

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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Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation



Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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