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With a partnership that spans more than 15 years, YBI and Accenture work together to support and skill young entrepreneurs as they start, grow and sustain their businesses—unlocking income streams, job creation and inclusive economic growth.
As a long-standing supporter of YBI, Accenture has helped YBI increase the size and impact of our global network. Today, the partnership is multi-faceted, and the network continues to expand the number of young people we support.
Accenture acts as an advisor and partner to YBI, providing funding, time and skills to support our strategic development focused on empowering underserved youth. Accenture has furthered their investment in a more equitable future by helping an estimated 240,000 young adults (ages 18-35) through a new US$5.25 million grant to YBI. This builds upon our previous work together to equip almost 370,000 young people with the skills to succeed in a digital future. Over the last five years, Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded YBI more than US$18.5 million in both cash and pro bono services.
As part of its Skills to Succeed initiative, Accenture has provided valuable support to grow and strengthen YBI’s global network. A key aspect of our partnership has been stimulating innovation and digital approaches for both YBI members and young entrepreneurs, alongside building the core capabilities of members around the world in skills such as mentoring and training. The partnership is now poised to drive value through sustainability and inclusion— together, we will help enable young people to become responsible business leaders and a powerful force for change.
“Entrepreneurs are the real heroes of any nation, who contribute a lot to society. Organisations like BYST and YBI are the manufacturers and supporters of these entrepreneurs and I’m grateful to be part of the YBI family.”View story
"Entrepreneurship brought great changes to my life. It has changed my social status and brought more financial stability for me and my family. I only hope that my entrepreneurial journey will change other people’s lives too."View story
“The most satisfying thing is when people come and have something to eat or drink at my place. To see them, to see the happiness and enjoyment is what keeps me going and gives me a lot of energy.”View story
“It was during a work trip to a rural area in central Mozambique, I found managing my period was a challenge, menstrual products were not readily available and none of the public toilets cater for this need.”View story
“It is not work, it is super interesting because you don’t know what tomorrow will be. You don’t know what will be in two months. It is not important how old are you, you should try to open your own business! Have a try!”View story
"I think my business came from daydreaming in class, one day I was thinking wouldn’t it be nice to make clothes that actually fit."View story
Youth Business International is delighted to share our 2020 Impact Report.View
Insights and lessons from YBI’s 20 years of supporting youth entrepreneurship.View
“The YBI network has been incredibly positive for the Loden Entrepreneurship Programme. From working together to develop our mentoring capacity, to participating in bilateral proposals – YBI has helped us grow to be one of Bhutan’s leading entrepreneurship organisations.”
“The YBI network has provided invaluable support in the launch and growth of Youth Business USA. From the highly skilled support of their team to the ‘matchmaker’ role that YBI played in connecting us with Accenture – we are very grateful to YBI and to be a part of this impactful network of organisations with shared missions.”