Year in review 2013

High expectation were set right away in 2013, with more than 4,000 young entrepreneurs registering for YABT's Innovation Competitions: TIC Americas, Eco-Challenge and CIC 2013. Click below to hear what some of them have to say about their experience! #TICAmericas #EcoChallenge #CIC2013

February marked the beginning of Business Lab Workshops in Latin America, with Costa Rica and Guatemala receiving training. Honduras and El Salvador followed in November. We thank the Government of Israel and our local partners for making this possible!

Soon, training also began in the Caribbean. Through our partnership with UNDP Barbados and the OECS, we held Business Lab Workshops in Belize, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana and for the first time, a regional Training of Trainers in Saint Lucia. Youth-IN Entrepreneurship has trained over 2,000 youth and experts in the region!

Barbados, April 25-26, 2013. Finals of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge! Twenty teams competed, 6 winners were announced and we had lots of fun while doing it! Click below to watch the video recap! #CIC2013

Guatemala, June 2-3, 2013. TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge 2013 Finals! 32 Teams competed for Environmental Awards, courtesy of PepsiCo, Talent and Innovation Awards, thanks to the OAS and a National Award, sponsored by CBC. #TICAmericas #EcoChallenge

Washington, DC, August 12-16. YABT, PepsiCo and the Skoll Centre bring 15 Eco-Entrepreneurs to DC for intensive training! Watch this video for a look back: entrepreneurs, trainers and YABT worked really hard, but we also made new friends and discovered. #EcoE13

Hemispheric, September 19, 2013. But the party doesn't stop here! TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge Registration opened in September. We launched in Paraguay, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras, and had virtual presentations across the hemisphere. Don't miss your chance to innovate, register today!

Washington, DC, November 5, 2013. The OAS hosted its annual Youth Conference: Youth in Action. Young people from across the region participated in dialogue with experts and government representatives. And YABT had the honor to present Best Practices on Youth and the results of a Virtual Youth Dialogue to the OAS Permanent Council. #OASYouth

Later in November, back in the sunny Caribbean, Youth-IN Entrepreneurship entered a new phase, assessing the needs of young entrepreneurs. Take a look at the interactive tool that we came up with, in partnership with UNDP Barbados and the OECS.

2013 was a great year for YABT, and this is thanks to everyone who has participated, supported us, worked together and believes in the importance of youth entrepreneurship and innovation. But we do not stop here, we look forward to 2014 to be bigger and better!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!