The new, improved Ye! Community platform was launched officially on 7 April 2021, during the first day of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum.
The Ye! Community is a global platform specifically for youth entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years of age - connecting them with opportunities, mentors, resources and peers. Ye! is home to more than 18,000 young entrepreneurs, as well as expert mentors, hubs, and network partners.
With many enhanced features included in the revamped platform, aspiring and established youth entrepreneurs can benefit on the global and local level. Globally, resources, mentoring and partner opportunities are just one click away. Locally, youth can connect with local hubs to get tailored support that meets their specific business needs, and consult other youth entrepreneurs in their country.
“By providing a global platform, supported by local Chapters and representatives, we will connect the local to the global to overcome the hurdle of accessing networks,” says Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre.
“I am proud to share that the Ye! Community platform has been built in consultation with the Ye! Community’s network of local representatives and hubs. It is a platform for youth, curated by youth.”
The new platform features increased ways for youth to actively shape the platform content and featured material. Our opportunity board offers the possibility to seek out new programmes and to advertise roles within youth-led businesses, our new live-feed and dedicated groups offer a better space for interaction to flourish, and the new story model showcases articles directly authored by youth from the Ye! Community.
These assets are driving youth-led engagement and are vital to ensure youth economic empowerment, with more youth-led businesses at the forefront of sustainable development and economic growth.
The best news? The Ye! Community is entirely free of charge and always will be - get connected, learn new skills, and grow your business network!
Register for the first meeting to showcase the new platform and connect Ye! Members, scheduled for 14 April:
Registration - Get to know the new Ye! Community platform
Watch the recording of the ECOSOC session “Harnessing Partnerships, Resources and Science: Working Together to Get Things Done,” including the launch of the platform.