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

+100 000

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

  • Meet the 2021 TIC Americas finalists!

    The Finalists, who were selected in three categories: the InnovAction Challenge, the Eco-Challenge 12.0 and the TIC Jalisco, will compete in their respective categories for a grand prize that includes seed capital, access to specialized training sessions and many more.

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Registration for TIC Americas 2021 concludes with great success

    The sixteenth edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) officially closed registrations with a total of 3,673 proposals, from 4,235 young entrepreneurs, coming from 35 different countries

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Consultancy for Learning and Evaluation

    The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is seeking an experienced evaluator to design and implement a learning and evaluation review of InnovAction Challenge

    Latin America and the Caribbean
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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.
Inter-American Foundation
Summits of the Americas Secretariat
Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco