Youth Business International launches Innovation Challenge to unlock new solutions in youth entrepreneurship support

May 15th, 2018

We are pleased to announce today the launch of our first ever Innovation Challenge, a pilot initiative aimed at supporting our members to ideate and test new solutions and to develop new digital and cutting-edge products and services that meet the pressing challenges

New members joining the YBI network

April 25th, 2018

It has been an extremely busy time for YBI’s Network Expansion team. This month we have welcomed FOUR new members to the YBI family. The whole of the Network Team had the opportunity to join in on the excitement, taking

Helping young Chilean entrepreneurs to thrive in a digital age

April 25th, 2018

written by Javiera Araneda de la Sotta, Acción Emprendedora Acción Emprendedora was formally established in Santiago, Chile in 2002. Since then, we have been supporting underserved entrepreneurs locally and nationally with entrepreneurship training, mentoring and financial advice. Our mission is to

Starting small, learning and improving are key factors in building a successful mentoring programme

April 23rd, 2018

written by John Cull, Senior Mentoring Consultant, Youth Business International I think it was around 2013 when we delivered our first mentoring pilot project for Youth Business Spain (YBS). Since then, we have used the same approach in around 30

How a network of mentoring practitioners nurtures entrepreneurship success

February 13th, 2018

written by John Cull, Senior Mentoring Consultant, Youth Business International Youth Business International (YBI) knows and recognises the value of mentoring in helping young entrepreneurs in developing their abilities and insights as they start and grow their own businesses. In

YBI 2017 Network Highlights

December 19th, 2017

Our Network Has Grown  and So Has Our Impact In 2017 we welcomed five new organisations into the network. We now have 50 members from 47 countries across 5 regions. 14 members underwent our rigorous accreditation process and 9 were fully accredited.    

Two African women entrepreneurs win Start-ups for SDGs contest

December 12th, 2017

November was a month in which entrepreneurship was celebrated around the world. The main event of the month was the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a worldwide campaign promoting entrepreneurship and its positive impact on economies around the world, in over

Anita Tiessen to join Youth Business International as new Chief Executive Officer

December 6th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE   LONDON, 6 December 2017: Youth Business International announced today that Anita Tiessen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer, starting January 2018. Anita joins Youth Business International with extensive experience working in executive leadership positions

Mentoring and Psychological Games

December 4th, 2017

Written by: Carol Appel, Head of Entrepreneurship Training We all know how precious time is and how important it is to use it wisely in our day-to-day. And this is even truer in a mentoring relationship. Because of the limited

How can we use innovation to support our mentoring programmes and each other?

November 27th, 2017

Written by: Charné Tromp-Ahmed, Digital Community Manager The YBI mentoring family has long been a vibrant community of mentoring practitioners who frequently engage with each other, share challenges and learnings, and provide support to their peers. We wanted to allow


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