Development of innovative solutions that propose productive models that promote the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The “Youth in Motion” Innovation Challenge is a regional innovation competition designed to identify, support, and accelerate innovative ideas and new business models that promote and facilitate the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants, refugees, and displaced persons residing in Ecuador, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. The goal is to have a direct and positive social impact on their host communities.

In its second edition, the program promotes eco-conscious business models in emerging economies and aims to empower change-makers through innovation and sustainable solutions.


Development of innovative and sustainable solutions led by young entrepreneurs from Jalisco, Mexico, based on the hemispheric model of TIC Americas.

Development of innovative solutions that augment quality of life with a focus on Sustainable Development in the Western Hemisphere.


Focus on new ideas and Startups with the ability to rapidly scale and overcome the challenges of economic and social inclusion in the populations most affected by COVID-19.

Business Skills


Business Labs help educate youth in becoming entrepreneurs, by encouraging creativity and innovative ideas through practical exercises, and the establishment of a diverse but interconnected economic base through the promotion of new ventures.


NexLinks is a program focused on the creation of mechanisms and tools to support young entrepreneurs in the initial expansion phases of their businesses. It serves as a resource base for content and contacts.


The Business Opportunities Online Training (BOOT Camp) is a resource center for entrepreneurs that features a variety of materials for business development, including training videos, manuals and links to external sources.


Is the official platform for the participation of young people in the Summits of the Americas processes; providing a permament, open and inclusive channel for youth to proactively contribute in the definition of priorities and mandates in the region.

The Policy Labs are virtual presentations, roundtables, dialogues and events created to facilitate research evidence uptake into policy and practice, with a special focus on youth.

YABT and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all member states of the United Nations in 2015, with the objective to tackle the most pressing global challenges, achieving prosperity for people and the planet.

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) works closely young leaders and entrepreneurs of the Americas who are building a better future for our region and the rest of the world. In close collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), YABT boosts the innovative role of youth in economic development, social inclusion, environmental protection, and efforts for peace and democracy.