Our work raising awareness and promoting youth entrepreneurship

The main focus of YBI is the delivery of effective support to young entrepreneurs, but we also have an important role to play in promoting and celebrating entrepreneurship around the world. YBI members host dozens of national events every year and our network collaborates on a number of key global initiatives. Our current focus is on four activities:

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Young Entrepreneur Awards

The Young Entrepreneur Awards, supported by Barclays, are a leading global competition celebrating and showcasing the achievements of young people  in business. Now in their fifth year, the competition is open to young entrepreneurs who have turned a loan from a YBI member into a successful business. More>>>


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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest festival of entrepreneurship. Every November more than 140 countries host a national week of events to promote entrepreneurship and encourage people to consider their own entrepreneurial journey. Last year more than 10 million took part in a GEW event with YBI playing a leading role. More>>>


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Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Every three years YBIs global community gathers for a week long summit. During the week we explore the achievements of our network, address challenges and plan how we can better work together to scale support services for young entrepreneurs. The event has grown into a significant gathering for individuals and organisations involved in youth entrepreneurship globally. The last Summit, which took place in London was attended by 450 people from 44 countries. The next Summit is in Brazil in 2016. More>>>


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Solutions for Youth Employment Coalition

YBI is a founding member of this global coalition of civil society actors, governments, foundations, private sector entities and international organizations that seeks to fill the gap in youth employment. Partners include The World Bank, Accenture, the International Youth Foundation, Plan and RAND. More>>>

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