Mentoring: the spirit of giving (and the benefits!)

December 19th, 2016

Written by Volker Bauer (with support from Meagan Rees, YBI) By day, Volker Bauer is a Senior Manager at Accenture Germany. After hours, he’s a volunteer business mentor who works with young entrepreneurs supported by YBI member, Youth Business Germany.

Citi Foundation and YBI partnership helped start 800 businesses in Europe in one year

October 25th, 2016

Citi Foundation and Youth Business International members work to reverse the rising youth unemployment trend in Europe   One year since the launch, the Youth Business Europe programme has exceeded targets in supporting young entrepreneurs to start or grow their

YBI to share key programme learnings at Global Making Cents Summit

September 30th, 2016

What makes a youth entrepreneurship support programme impactful? What works? By Meagan Rees: YBI Partnership Programmes Manager Over 73 million young people are unemployed. Approximately 43% of the global youth labour force is either unemployed or working but living in

Data evolution: how EY support has impacted the Youth Business International global network

September 30th, 2016

Youth Business International (YBI) and EY are celebrating over 500 days of EY UK pro bono support which has helped transform YBI’s approach to data capture, monitoring and analysis. By Meagan Rees: YBI Partnership Programme Manager EY’s support between September

How Kijana Jiajiri planted the seed of volunteer business mentoring in Tanzania

August 19th, 2016

The concept of mentoring was new. Yet Kijana Jiajiri made it work. These are the challenges of building a mentoring programme and here’s how Kijana Jiajiri turned it into a success.   How can I be a successful entrepreneur? How

Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural and Remote Areas

July 26th, 2016

A study of the challenges and possible solutions -A report commissioned by Youth Business International and BG Group, a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell, exploring the challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in rural and remote contexts- To what extent are these

Youth entrepreneurship celebrated in Canada

June 7th, 2016

Youth Business International exists to champion youth entrepreneurship and the network was honoured to sponsor and present the ‘Beyond Borders Award’ at the recent Action Entrepreneurship Summit in Toronto. This award, created by YBI member Futurpreneur Canada recognises a business which

Youth entrepreneurship holds key to addressing radicalization

April 28th, 2016

Young Arabs see high youth unemployment as a key factor driving the growth of radicalism in the region.  Of 3,500 18-24 year olds surveyed across 16 countries, by international polling firm PSB, 24% pointed to unemployment as the main recruiter for ISIS.

The young entrepreneur of the year is…

April 14th, 2016

Last week in Kampala we chose the Young Entrepreneur of the Year and celebrated the achievements of  young entrepreneurs from around the world.  The YBI network met in the most entrepreneurial country in the world to share their experience in the

Kampala gets ready for celebration of entrepreneurship

March 7th, 2016

Youth Business International’s Young Entrepreneur Awards are coming to Africa for the first time, with its global awards final taking in Kampala on 7 April. Entrepreneurs from countries such as Sweden, India and Peru will travel to Uganda to compete


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