The (YBI) Youth Business International BootCamp 2024

The (YBI) Youth Business International BootCamp 2024

The (YBI) Youth Business International BootCamp 2024

Applications are currently available for the 2024 Youth Business International (YBI) BootCamp. A special opportunity to acquire a knowledge from impact entrepreneurship experts, partner with peers from around the world, and be shortlisted for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award during a five day bootcamp in London, UK this June.

The YBI Bootcamp 2024– which is open to young entrepreneurs assisted by YBI members, is free to apply to and includes all expenses paid – will take place in London for five days in June 2024. It will concentrated on delivering transformational learning experiences and building global business relationships. The 30 participants will exchange and learn with experts, develop their entrepreneurial growth mindset, refine pitch skills and master effective leadership, all while networking with peers and business leaders to form lasting supportive relationships.

The Youth Business International Bootcamp is holding in London, UK, 17-21 June 2024. The Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2024.

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YBI Bootcamp participants will have the full opportunity to be picked out for the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and monetary prizes. There are three categories.

  • Social entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs leading a business with the primary goal of addressing and solving societal challenges, e.g. poverty, inequality, education, and healthcare.

  • Climate entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs leading a business with the primary goal of combatting climate change and its associated challenges, working in areas such as energy efficiency, carbon capture, waste management, sustainable agriculture, water resource management, climate adaptation, etc.

  • Sustainable entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs leading a business which integrates economic, social and environmental considerations into its core operations and decision-making.


The remaining 21 young entrepreneurs will have access to an online networking platform for the whole cohort where they can continue to share challenges and successes and support their peers who have been shortlisted for the awards.

There will be three rounds to decide the award winners

  1. Pitch judging at the Bootcamp will select the nine finalists.
  2. Public voting will open in July to help decide the winner.
  3. A second pitching session will take place before the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit where winners will be announced.


You will need to meet the following criteria to apply to the Youth Business International Bootcamp:

  • You must be born between 1 November 1989 and 1 January 2006 to enter.
  • You must be receiving support or have received support within the last 24 months from a YBI member.
  • You must be an Entrepreneur / Business Owner of a business within the Impact Entrepreneurship (see definition below) space.
  • Your business must be at least three years in operation with evidence of multiple projects being launched to market.
  • The financial analysis of your business must show evidence to support the argument that the business has High Growth Potential (see definition below).
  • Your business must have the potential to win one of the three Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards categories mentioned above.


  • YBI will cover flights, visas, accommodation and catering for Bootcamp participants.
  • YBI will also cover the flights, visa, and accommodation for the nine finalists attending the pitch day and awards ceremony at the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit.


  • Monetary prizes can be won in the Global Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards: Prize values to be determined. The minimum prize for the highest winner will be a $10,000 grant.


Aside from the unique opportunity to gain new global perspectives and meet like-minded impact entrepreneurs from around the world, participants will:

  • Hear from inspiring successful entrepreneurs
  • Develop a journey to scale
  • Perfect your entrepreneur’s tale
  • Build a growth mindset
  • Benefit from leadership skills and emotional intelligence development
  • Attend a strategic networking masterclass
  • Strengthen pitch training and showcasing skills
  • Network with leading founders and influencers
  • Experience a taste of London

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024.

The (YBI) Youth Business International BootCamp 2024

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