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

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


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