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Building the next generation of responsible businesses and leaders

YBI’s brief shares our learning and sets out our recommendations to help young entrepreneurs embed decent work principles into their businesses.

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YBI launches new programme to support young entrepreneurs hit by the economic impact of COVID-19

Youth Business International will provide crucial support to over 33,000 underserved young entrepreneurs in six countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation as part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered.

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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 65 countries supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.

Since 2014...

YBI’s regional Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP).
0 YOUTH-LED BUSINESSES STARTED 0 EXISTING BUSINESSES STRENGTHENED OR SUPPORTED TO GROW 0 YOUNG PEOPLE PROVIDED WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

Success stories

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest News

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31.03.21

One year on: YBI network supported over 160,000 young people to help keep their businesses running through COVID-19

18.03.21

YBI and ENEL Group launch SOS Mentoring volunteer programme for youth-run businesses facing the challenges of COVID-19

08.03.21

YBI Network celebrates women entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day 2021

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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Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Citi Foundation

Citi Foundation

IDB Lab

IDB Lab

Accenture

Accenture

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