Latin America and Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2017:

co-hosted by YBI and the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank

Youth Business International and the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank are excited to invite you to the Latin America and Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, taking place between 12th and 15th September in Bogotá, Colombia.

The summit will bring together regional Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) members, entrepreneurs, mentors, corporate and government representatives to discuss how we can further develop, grow and consolidate our programmes in the region. Participants will have the opportunity, through facilitated workshops, to share experiences and take away practical lessons and new tools.

Where and when: 

This year’s Summit will be take place at the Biohotel Organic Suites in Bogotá, Colombia between 12th and 15th September.


Follow this page regularly as we will be announcing the full programme and speakers soon.

Day 1 – Tuesday, 12th September Innovation and digital adoption
Day 2 – 13th September Effective mentoring strategies
Day 3 & 4 – 14th, 15th September Facilitated workshops for practical sharing of experiences and best practices

How do I register for this event: 

Registration is complimentary for participants of the MIF-funded YEP programme, and is offered at a discounted price for YBI members and select partners. Please complete the registration form below and we will send you a confirmation email.


Information about event venue and accommodation: 

YBI has managed to negotiate a special rate at the Biohotel Organic Suites, where the summit will take place:

US $88 (including all taxes) per Single Room per night (rate subject to change)
US $100 (including all taxes) per Double Room per night (rate subject to change)

The rate includes breakfast, Wi-Fi and gym access. For reservation please contact: Jorge Andres Blanco, Marketing and Sales Manager at Biohotel Organic Suites:

Tel: (571) 7420246

Cel: 57-3115773761


Minimising our carbon footprint: 

We’re seeking to minimise the carbon foot-print of our summit. This is why this year’s summit will take place at the Biohotel Organic Suites, a eco-friendly hotel in Bogotá, Colombia. The venue is powered by solar energy with water-saving systems and a vegetable garden using vertical agriculture. If that’s not enough, they also provide organic linens and locally-sourced organic food. You can even help generate energy for the hotel while biking at the gym!

Good to know

– Please contact us if you’re interested in information for spending time in Colombia either before or after the Summit
– Spanish-English simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the Summit



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