Who's Behind Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Who runs Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Youth Business International

Global Entrepreneurship Week UK is hosted by Youth Business International, in partnership with Barclays. Youth Business International is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people to start and grow their own business and create employment.

YBI members assist under-served young entrepreneurs with a combination of training, access to capital, mentoring, and other business development services. They adapt this common approach to their local context, working in partnership with governments, businesses and multilateral and civil society organisations.

YBI was founded in 2000. Our members have helped over 100,000 young people to create their own business and generate employment.

Visit the website to find out more: www.youthbusiness.org

Who runs Global Entrepreneurship Week globally?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is run globally by Kauffman Foundation.

The Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Their vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, they focus grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth. They carry out their mission through four programmatic areas: Entrepreneurship, Advancing Innovation, Education, and Research and Policy.

Visit the website for more information: www.kauffman.org