We will kick off the Summit with an inspirational and energising opening hearing from YBI’s members, partners and leading voices, as well as showcasing young entrepreneurs that have achieved incredible feats in the years since our last Summit. Recent years have not been without their challenges and we’ll also hear stories from members that have dealt with adversity and challenges.
This extended break gives the opportunity to meet our Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 finalists, as well as visiting the Young Entrepreneurs’ Marketplace showcasing local young entrepreneurs’, supported by our member Qredits, businesses.
This session explores how green entrepreneurship can help tackle climate change, discussing the wider needs and ecosystem of green and social business. Hear from young entrepreneurs with businesses tackling environmental challenges, alongside our members and experts in green and social enterprise.
Attendees have a chance to participate in an interactive session, bringing together our collective knowledge and experience so that we can better support entrepreneurs to develop businesses that can help solve some of our most pressing global challenges.
YBI’s Chair Marta Krupsinka will share her expertise and experience of the digital tools that support small businesses to enable easy access and support for Young Entrepreneurs. More to follow.
Celebrate this year’s winners and finalists of the Global Mentor of the Year and the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Network with friends and colleagues and enjoy a drink and some canapes at what is sure to be the highlight of the Summit.
This session is hosted by Youth Business Spain and requires separate registration by emailing the contact below. it is being hosted at the same venue as the other Summit sessions.
Youth Business Spain is promoting an evaluation of the inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem for young people in Spain through the Better Entrepreneurship Policy tool developed by the European Commission and the OECD. A self-assessment and online learning tool for people and institutions involved in the design and implementation of inclusive and social entrepreneurship policies and programmes.
YBS has involved representatives of the national government, regional and local governments, Universities, institutions and organizations that support young people and entrepreneurship all over Spain. With the collaboration of GEM, the results will be analyzed and based in the result they working out in a document of proposals.
If you would like to join and hear more about this, please contact Sara Simón Penas, firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Short ‘TED Talk’ style presentations from leading practitioners in the ESG arena bring diverse insights and perspectives on what it means to consider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, and why this is an increasingly important topic for young entrepreneurs. Practical examples will bring to life how young entrepreneurs can use ESG to become more responsible businesses and unlock profitable new opportunities to partner with multi-national companies.
We will then split into breakout groups – either an opportunity for informal questions with an interactive ‘fireside chat’ with a speaker, or a hands-on preview and demo of a new ESG self-assessment tool due to be rolled out to YBI members globally.
When supporting the next generation of job creators to run responsible businesses, it is crucial that entrepreneurs are familiar with, understand and embed decent work principles. In this session, attendees will hear from partners, programme implementers, young entrepreneurs and experts in the decent work field through a panel discussion followed by a Q&A and an engaging discussion with the audience.
Inclusivity afternoon – an important part of the wider Responsible Business Agenda. The three session leads will share more about their sessions.
True inclusion will only happen if we take action. It also requires us to reflect on our actions and learn to do things differently. In 2020, with support from InkDot, YBI members and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts, YBI co-created our Inclusivity Toolkit. We are pleased to share our inclusivity journey and the Inclusivity Toolkit. Our goal is not to teach everything about inclusivity, nor is it about the theory of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Instead, the toolkit and our position focuses on helping individuals and organisations to reflect and take action to become more inclusive in ways of thinking, working and being.
One in six adults worldwide is living with a disability. Young people living with disabilities experience lower labour market participation and work in lower-paid occupations. People with disabilities often want to work, and entrepreneurship can be a valuable and viable option as they can work on their own terms. Members and specialists in supporting people with disabilities will share their work and discuss the necessary support structures, resources, reasonable adaptations and materials needed to enable aspiring entrepreneurs with disabilities to start businesses.
This one-hour session will form the start of our Indigenous Working Group – for those working with or looking to work with Indigenous entrepreneurs in the future. Members working with Indigenous entrepreneurs will share their experiences and programming strategies, as well as successes and challenges.
Members will share the history behind why they designed their programming in a particular way, and how they hope it will continue to evolve over time. A facilitated discussion will conclude with agreed next steps for the working group. All members are welcome and there is no obligation to join the working group after the session.
YBI’s Entrepreneurship Within Reach report shares our 20 years of evidence of what is needed to support a young person to start, sustain and grow a business. The model that defines YBI’s integrated approach for successful entrepreneurship support is around personal development, business development and ecosystem.
We will hear from members on how they view quality, what they have done to embed quality within their programmes and how as a Network, YBI members go about developing and improving their programmes.
Everyone is invited to join us at this buffet dinner and evening social event.
This session is hosted by Youth Business Poland and Habitat and requires separate registration by emailing the contact below. it is being hosted at the same venue as the other Summit sessions.
This session explores the unique challenges refugee entrepreneurs face when starting businesses. Hosted by YBI members Habitat, Turkey and Youth Business Poland, we will draw on their knowledge and experience in addressing these challenges through specifically designed programmes to ensure the essential transition for refugee entrepreneurs to adapt and thrive in their new environments.
If you would like to attend this breakfast session please contact Tuğba Saptır to register email@example.com
Anita Tiessen, YBI CEO and Adenike Adeyemi, YBI Trustee and Executive Director of YBI member FATE Foundation will reflect on Network achievements and how we mobilise to create bigger impact together.
Working with Overtime leaders founder Gillian Davis we will share insights gained through working with C-suite clients around the world. She will share the themes she sees as we come out of the pandemic and adapt to changes that have come with it. This session will focus on the adaptation-needs for leaders to be successful and how to balance the need to lead both ourselves and others.
Connecting with peers, we will get people talking about and sharing their leadership challenges through peer supported conversations.
We will close with a focus on Gold Medal Leadership, hearing from the Equipment Manager from the Canadian Women National Hockey team and seeing high-performance leadership in action.
Our Dutch Member and Summit co-host, Qredits, will be sharing their knowledge around microfinance and financial inclusion. Through this session we will share more examples of new and interesting models that members are using to enable access to finance to help young entrepreneurs around the world.
Adenike Adeyemi is a YBI trustee and the Executive Director for FATE Foundation, our member in Nigeria.
Adenike is a social innovator and an expert in youth entrepreneurship, institutional transformation, non-profit sustainability, philanthropy and corporate governance.
Adenike has established the FATE Institute as a thought leader in Nigeria’s MSME and entrepreneurship ecosystem. FATE Institute has provided over 193,000 aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with capacity building, advisory services, mentoring and financing to start, grow and scale their businesses.
Adenike will join the session on quality programmes at our Global Summit.
Adrian Migoń is the CEO of YBI member Youth Business Poland (YBP).
Adrian is a social entrepreneur and expert in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring. Since 2008, he has been involved in the development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Poland through the Technology Incubator Foundation (FIT) and Youth Business Poland’s mentoring programme, which aims to provide complex and effective support to young people so that they can set up and develop businesses and create new jobs.
Adrian will co-host the Habitat and Youth Business Poland hosted session on the unique challenges of refugee entrepreneurs.
Amelia Hopkins Phillips is the CEO and Founder of Somo Africa, YBI member in Kenya.
Amelia started working with schools and youth groups in Nairobi’s informal settlements in 2012. Passionate about creating avenues for people to break ceilings that have been set for them, she launched Somo’s initial programmes in 2016. Amelia believes entrepreneurship is an avenue to allow people to dream beyond their current conditions and create positive change in their communities.
Amelia will join the Financial Inclusion session at our Global Summit.
Amruta Mangale from India is the winner of our Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020 with her business M/s Hindavi Solution Private Limited, which manufactures a wide range of adhesives, glues and pigments. The international jury was impressed by Amruta’s leveraging of technology, continued focus on research and development and employee retention during COVID-19. She has been supported by our member in India, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST).
Amruta will be a speaker at our Global Summit opening as well as being one of the judges for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Andrew Davis is the Marketing and Communications Lead at OverTime Leader. He knows what it takes to be a high-performing team, as he’s been in the locker room with Olympians, rising stars, and professional athletes. He also has a background in journalism and marketing but found his true passion as an equipment manager for Canada’s Women’s National Hockey Team.
Having been a part of the programme for the past seven years, Andrew has witnessed both success and failure at the highest level of the sport. He’s been a part of successful teams that had embodied many of the same principles of leadership and teamwork that also lead to success in the corporate world.
Andrew will speak on the Leading in a Hybrid World session at our Global Summit.
Andrew Smart is the Global Industry Senior Managing Director for Energy and is based in Accenture’s London office. He is responsible for defining and driving Accenture’s global industry program for oil and gas. He has led large scale and strategic M&A and business transformation programs at many oil and gas clients, as well as helping address their strategic priorities and planning. Andrew holds a Philosophy degree from Durham University and a post graduate degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
Andrew will be a speaker at the session on Unlocking ESG at our Global Summit.
Anita Tiessen is CEO of YBI, and leads the global network’s efforts to connect members, partners and young people to develop and scale new solutions that leverage the power of entrepreneurship to drive social and economic change. Anita has extensive experience in international development, human rights and leading global networks. Before joining YBI in 2018, Anita was CEO of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a global movement of 150 country members, where she focused on growing the organisation’s reach and impact. Previously she was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF UK, and Head of Communications at Amnesty International’s global headquarters.
Anita will be a speaker at the Global Summit opening.
Ariel Tito is the General Manager of Manq’a, YBI’s member in Bolivia. MANQ’A is a company with social impact recognised by international organisations as one of the most innovative and scalable solutions in Latin America. He is also the Coordinator of the Employment and Young Entrepreneurs programme in Latin America for ICCO Cooperation.
Ariel is a social communicator and a specialist in design, planning and evaluation of national and international developmental cooperation programmes and projects.
He has extensive experience in the management of technical education, employment and entrepreneurship strategies with young people from peri-urban, rural and vulnerable areas of Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala.
Ariel will join the facilitated discussion on Supporting Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs at our Global Summit, which marks the start of YBI’s Indigenous Working Group.