Youth Innovation

changes the world

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), is a nonprofit international organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS), to promote social and economic development of young people around the world.

Business Skills

YABT programs have a positive impact on all aspects of young people’s lives

Since its creation, it has bolstered


Young people

in 75


While building entrepreneurial capacity and innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges, the YABT's community of young leaders advances the global goals and strengthens youth-led initiatives for sustainable development.

News and Announcements

  • Registration is closed for TIC Americas 2020

    The 15th edition of TIC Americas, in its categories Startup Challenge and Eco-Challenge 11.0 have closed its registration

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Exciting news for Caribbean Youth! CIC deadline has been extended

    The Young Americas Business Trust, (YABT) wishes to advise that the Caribbean Innovation Competition 8.0 is extended to 5pm Washington DC time, March 31, 2020.

    The Caribbean
  • Mexico will host the next NexLinks Mission

    Mexico, considered among the most competitive and dynamic economies in Latin America, will host the next edition of the NexLinks Program Exchange of Experiences, organized by the YABT.

    Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico
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Partnerships and Alliances

YABT works with companies in different sectors, multilateral organizations, OAS Member States and Observers, youth networks and other global actors to create investment programs and initiatives that support young people, preparing them for the future of business.
The World Bank