How can mentoring help young entrepreneurs reach their potential

September 22nd, 2017

Written by Jo Gray, Head of Mentoring, Youth Business International Young people are and always will be a critical resource. However, with 71 million young people currently unemployed globally, this big potential is not realised and in a rapidly evolving

YBI announces winner of the LAC region Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

September 15th, 2017

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, 15 September 2017: Youth Business International (YBI) and the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank announced the winner of the LAC region Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The winner, Anna Priscilla Veras, was awarded the

Andrew Devenport to step down as CEO of Youth Business International

July 10th, 2017

Youth Business International announced today that Andrew Devenport will be stepping down from his twelve-year post as CEO, effective 30th of November 2018 or sooner, subject to recruitment. In his statement, Andrew Devenport explained that, having enjoyed the honour and

A YBI webinar series for startup trainers

June 7th, 2017

Join YBI and leading entrepreneur, author and educator Bob Dorf for an exciting, information-packed webinar series on the startup-building methodology that’s taken the world by storm: Customer Development (a.k.a ‘lean startup’). Learn the method’s basic building blocks and how to use

Youth social entrepreneurship at a turning point in Mongolia

June 2nd, 2017

  On May 24th, more than two hundred national and international delegates attended Mongolia’s first Social Entrepreneurship Summit in Ulaanbaatar. The event was organised by Youth Business Mongolia in partnership with Youth Business International, UnLtd – Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs,

Accreditation of Youth Business Germany

May 31st, 2017

 “In supporting young entrepreneurs developing their own businesses across the world, YBI ensures the highest standards of quality of service are met in the network. The mark of this quality is given by the accreditation status of the organisations in

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

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