YBI’s Impact Report 2023

YBI global network supported over 150,000 young people to develop their entrepreneurship skills in 2023.

Check out our impact

Registrations open for the 2024 YBI Global Summit

Join us in Nairobi, Kenya to help shape the future of youth entrepreneurship. 8-10 October

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Voting is now open for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2024

Nine young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for YBI’s Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2024. Cast your votes now!

Meet the finalists

YBI launches policy paper, co-authored with our member in Kenya, Somo

YBI and our member Somo launched a policy paper calling on governments, financial institutions, and development agencies to increase access to finance for informal youth-led businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Our goal is to create one million jobs through supporting the start-up and growth of 250,000 youth-led businesses

Youth Business International (YBI) leads a growing global network of over 60 enterprise support organisations with a passion for empowering underserved young people (18-35) to start, scale and sustain their businesses.

Working with this global network of members, we develop and scale the most effective solutions to the critical challenges facing young entrepreneurs, and strengthen our members’ capabilities and the quality of their delivery models to support young people into entrepreneurship.

Together, we focus on sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship, equipping underserved young people with the skills, confidence, and connections they need to beat the odds and become successful, responsible business owners.

YBI’s Impact on its Global Network of Members

In 2022:


  • 170 delegates from 41 countries joined in our Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit


  • 25 members participated in powerful youth entrepreneurship partnerships


  • 96% of members took part in YBI’s Entrepreneurship Development Services

Impact of YBI’s Global Network

Since 2014:
  • 0

    Youth-led businesses started

  • 0

    Existing businesses strengthened or supported or grown

  • 0

    Young people provided with entrepreneurship training

Since 2017:
  • 0

    Jobs created

Success Stories

Niranjan Ovhal’s story

Niranjan Ovhal, 27, was crowned the winner of the Covid Resilience Award in the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2022. His business Simforge Engineering, based in India, manufactures simulation racing pedals. He was supported to fund and grow his business through YBI member BYST. Simforge Engineering is an excellent example of a business […]

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Mustafa Panshiri


“If you have an idea that you burn for, take the chance and do something”.

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Simon Macharia


“As an entrepreneur, my biggest achievement is putting a smile on people’s faces and knowing they have fast and affordable internet connectivity.”

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Alicia Gomez Benito


“I wanted to address the lack of proper support for young female professionals, to empower them to build a network of support and overcome struggles like I myself had experienced.”

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Sabrina Bouraoui


“I found through studying the science behind successful management, I could offer a new perspective on what effective and successful leadership is.”

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Those who make it possible

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Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation