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Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT)

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(246) 228-2772
Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) is a not-for-profit, registered charity (#271) and youth development organization focused on entrepreneurship. BYBT was started in 1996 by a group of social entrepreneurs to improve the social and economic conditions of young, underserved persons between the ages of 18-35 years old. Our successful business strategy has been providing an integrated package of business mentoring, start-up loans and grants and other developmental support services to this target group. BYBT is a founding member of the YBI Network and the Barbados host of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) initiative. This initiative is aimed at inspiring people to embrace entrepreneurship. Barbados Youth Business Trust promotes Youth Entrepreneurship Development by providing persons with the necessaries to start up a business. We offer: • Business startup capital up to BDS $25,000 as a lender of last resort • Business support grants up to $1000- Go and See, Feasibility Study And Educational Grants • Business mentors on a one-on-one, group , specialist and company • Integrated package – Training, Personal Development, Networking, Marketing & Promotion, Social intervention / Counselling, Advocacy / Lobbying, Community engagement, Outreach The Trust is a centre of excellence within the YBI network, a regional resource and was a lead program for the four years IDB/MIF regional project to develop young entrepreneurs. As the lead program, BYBT has assisted Youth Business Programs in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Belize, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Dominica to start their operations by training managers, business mentors and young entrepreneurs. Additionally, BYBT is an approved Centre of Assessment under the Technical and Vocational Education Training Board and can therefore assess and issue certification of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), which is a CARICOM approved occupational standards. For complete details of what we do and how we work, contact us at: Barbados Youth Business Trust First Floor, Equity House, Pinfold Street St. Michael, Barbados Tel: (246) 228 2772 Fax: (246) 228 2773 Email: info@youthbusiness.bb Website: www.youthbusiness.bb

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Beehive Networking
Entrepreneurs networks with experienced professionals
Partner: Barbados Youth ...Audience: Entrepreneurs / Startups
In Person
During GEW
Trash to Treasure
Students will create innovative ways to reuse common everyday
Partner: Barbados Youth ...
  • When: Monday, November 2nd 2015 - Tuesday, November 17th 2015
  • Start: 2 November 2015 09:00
  • End: 17 November 2015 15:00
Audience: Students / Youth
In Person
During GEW
Taping
The importance of Research when entering a new Business Venture
Partner: Barbados Youth ...
  • When: Monday, November 9th 2015
  • Start: 9 November 2015 13:30
  • End: 9 November 2015 15:30
Audience: Entrepreneurs / Startups
In Person
During GEW
Church Service
Partners launch their activities for the week
Partner: Barbados Youth ...
  • When: Sunday, November 15th 2015
  • Start: 15 November 2015 11:00
  • End: 15 November 2015 11:00
Audience: Entrepreneurs / Startups
In Person
During GEW
Entrepreneurs' Market Place (Archie in the Community)
Bajan product on Sale
Partner: Barbados Youth ...
  • When: Monday, November 16th 2015
  • Start: 13 November 2015 09:00
  • End: 13 November 2015 16:00
Audience: General
In Person
During GEW
Partners' Press Conference
Partners launch their activities
Partner: Barbados Youth ...Audience: Investors / Mentors
In Person
During GEW

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