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Turning job seekers into job creators

Our global network acts as a platform for members to exchange ideas, knowledge and insights, and to collaborate in a way that catalyses entrepreneurs’ success and multiplies impact. 

Why Join?

YBI supports Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs) to enhance quality, drive innovation, and increase sustainability.

A global network of supporters

Our global network acts as a platform for members to exchange ideas, knowledge and insights, and to collaborate in a way that catalyses entrepreneurs’ success and multiplies impact.

Benefits of membership

YBI supports Entrepreneurship Support Organisations (ESOs) to enhance quality, drive innovation, and increase sustainability.

As a member, you benefit from:

A Network for exchanging ideas and experience

YBI understands the importance of personal connections to build the trust required to share information and forge new meaningful partnerships.

Membership of YBI allows you to build your network through:

  • Thematic working groups
  • Communities of practice
  • A global WhatsApp group

Programs that catalyse innovation to meet evolving challenges

As a YBI member, you will have exclusive access to:

  • Sector-leading experts and learnings to inform your work
  • Practical information and tools on innovations in entrepreneurship support
  • Opportunity to engage experts at discount rates to work on specific programme improvements such as building your mentoring program
  • Co-creation opportunities, working with peers to solve common challenges

Sustainability support to increase your ongoing ability to serve youth entrepreneurs

As an accredited YBI member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in programmes secured by YBI with global donors
  • Connect with partners on the global stage
  • Get referrals from YBI for funding opportunities

Accreditation and visibility that provide credibility on the global stage

As a member of YBI’s global network, you can raise your organization’s visibility and profile in the international arena through:

  • Accredited status earned through review by an independent assessor
  • YBI global communication campaigns
  • Use of YBI brand in your own communications
  • Speaking engagements at YBI events or alongside YBI at other sector events

IDB Lab turned to YBI to co-design the regional Youth Entrepreneurship Program across ten countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. We appreciate YBI’s commitment to promoting innovation and learning across their network.

Maritza Vela Senior Program Officer, IDB Lab

Being at YBI’s Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit was inspiring, seeing the appetite for innovation and the connections being made to collaborate and continue innovating for impact.

Heidi Strawson Global Giving Lead, Accenture

YBI enables young people to follow their innovative ideas and plays an instrumental role in helping them to design and execute solutions that create value and address critical social issues and gaps that we see across the world.

Rowan Barnett Head of Google.org EMEA & APAC, Google.org

Become a YBI member

Make sure you meet our minimum eligibility requirements

• 5 years in operation as a non-profit organisation or a social enterprise
• 3 years running a youth entrepreneurship programme
• References from donor, stakeholder or peer within network

Complete our online application process below

This includes providing information for the YBI-led due diligence.

Commit to wider YBI quality assurance

This will include submitting biannual KPIs and partaking in a formal accreditation process led by an independent assessor after the first two years of membership.

Cost of membership

Members pay an annual membership fee based on their annual revenue which is £1000 for members with a yearly income of £750,000 or more, and £500 for members with a yearly income of less.

The membership fee includes access to the benefits described above, and
there is also the potential to access premium services at additional costs which
includes a fee to access larger grant funding if relevant.

Download our member brochure

Find the full benefits and impact of membership below.

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