Between 2018 and 2021, Youth Business International (YBI) implemented the first High Flyers programme in cooperation with our members Enterprise Uganda and Cordaid Uganda. High Flyers I, funded by the Argidius Foundation with the Government of Uganda, aimed to enable underserved youth in Uganda to scale poststartup businesses and drive waged job creation in local communities. The programme supported 1,509 young entrepreneurs by providing support that included access to growth finance, business training, access to new markets, and mentorship.
This research report provides insights into the factors that enabled top performers from the programme to grow their business. YBI is drawing on these findings to identify, select, and support high-growth businesses and improve inclusive outcomes in our global High Flyers II programme and Community of Practice, funded by the Argidius Foundation.