Incubating Young Social Entrepreneurs
Online Learning Platform
Fellows receive a 6-month crash course in social business development. The step-by-step curriculum ensures that by the end, you’ll be ready to pitch to potential investors.
We match you with a professional mentor. Our mentors are successful entrepreneurs and business professionals ready to lend their expertise to help you maximize your business’ growth potential.
A Global Network
Being a Y&Y Fellow means having a support network of experts, business leaders, and institutions around the world. If you need a connection, we’ll make it happen.
Step 1: We select bright individuals with innovative business ideas that tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
Y&Y Fellows are passionate young entrepreneurs running early-stage social businesses. They are visionaries, talented, eager, and proven drivers of change determined to fight major social issues.
Step 2: Once fellows are selected we guide them through all the necessary steps to grow their ventures in a strategic and sustainable way.
Each stage of the curriculum takes Fellows through the next step of development. Our sustainable and wide-scale approach involves sets of activities based on lean start-up principles, allowing Fellows to execute a unique and valuable strategic position.
Step 3: We immerse fellows in a social business training ground where they receive all the resources you need to succeed.
Throughout the Fellowship program, entrepreneurs attend bi-weekly webinars given by business experts, connect with a global network of change-makers and professional mentors, and/while receive relevant content and personalized support from the Y&Y team.
“We believe that it is possible to change the world in a way that we have never seen before… We want people to dream as big as we dream.” – Igor Bonatto, Y&Y Fellow (Class of 2015)
“Getting advice from really smart people, honing my business skills and interacting with some amazing young entrepreneurs, helped me understand that I am capable of doing this.” – Lucas Corvacho, Y&Y Fellow (Class of 2015)
“I have met amazing people globally.” – Roy (2014 Fellow, South Africa)
What you receive
You’ll be paired with a mentor who is right for you. You’ll work together to develop your social business throughout the 6-month program.
You’ll meet driven entrepreneurs from around the world. Each class cohort is made up of fearless young people who provide one another with feedback, connections and support.
We bring you experts from a diverse range of fields including social enterprise, business fundamentals, digital marketing, finance, learn start-up principals and more.
Just the Right Resources
We’ve developed a no-hassle, just-what-you need curriculum, resources, tools and exercises that will take your enterprise to the next level.
As a Y&Y Fellow, the world knows you’re a social entrepreneur destined to make a long-lasting impact.
Our network includes some of the world’s top social impact organizations, international institutions, incubators, and investors.
The Y&Y Team knows your time is valuable. We’ve structured the process to ensure that every step is as impactful as possible.
Our Fellows cite Y&Y as one of the most important and supportive experiences in shaping and growing their social businesses.