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

How can mentoring help young entrepreneurs by using the power of storytelling

November 20th, 2017

Written by Professor Bob Garvey Let me tell you a story… There are only a few human stories and the problem is that we have a habit of repeating them as if we have learned nothing the first time around.

Conversational Wisdom® for Mentoring Programme Managers

November 13th, 2017

Written by Emily Cosgrove, Co-Founder of The Conversation Space It was a pleasure and true privilege to spend a morning last month with a group of over 30 Mentoring Programme Managers who gathered from as many countries around the globe,

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


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