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Youth Mean Business (YMB) is the premier growth accelerator for young entrepreneurs (11-17) providing business mentorship, access to capital, and a pathway to scale their companies.
Young entrepreneurs are often not taken seriously as business owners.
That changes now.
We are committed to bridging the relationship and resource gap for the next generation of young business leaders and changemakers.
A week-long accelerator designed to strengthen Core Business Fundamentals (Mindset, Operations, Sales and Marketing), and position youth-owned businesses to reach their next growth milestone, while providing funding, access to resources, opportunities and relationships at no cost to participants.
Who's this for?
YMB Fuel is for promising youthpreneurs (11-17) who have launched products or services into the market, are gaining some traction and have big dreams! The ideal company is already in business with paying customers and needs support for their next level of growth.
Co-Founder/Mom-in-Chief at Beautiful Curly Me, A youth-led social impact Toy & Media company founded by a 7-year-old. Forbes Next 1000. Emory MBA, 15+ years of award-winning Marketing & Strategy Experience at brands including Delta, CNN and Georgia Pacific. Passionate about helping young people win!
11-year-old CEO, Beautiful Curly Me. On a mission to instill and inspire confidence in young girls. 6-figure social entrepreneur. Time and Nickelodeon Kid of the Year finalist. Featured on Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Black Enterprise, People and more. Best-selling Author. Youngest Black TEDx Speaker. Youth Advocate.
Workshops, offiice hours, events, and network building
Gain direct feedback from leading innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, & advisors
Each company will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program
Receive perks and discounts from our partner companies valued at $10k+
Access to a thriving community of fellow entrepreneurs
Cash Grants Awarded
No cost, no equity taken
This years conference is going to be held online due to global circumstances. Join us on Zoom!Learn More
We're looking for young entrepreneurs (11-17) who have a product in the market, paying customers, and big dreams!
Nothing! Plus, each selected company receives a non-dilutive cash grant, perks and discounts from our partners. All we ask is for participants to be present and committed.
No, we're here to help support and fuel your growth. We do not take any part of your company.
YMB Fuel is a one-week summer intensive featuring expert-led interactive workshops, field experiences, and personalized coaching. The program ends with a pitch day for additional funding.
Each selected company is welcome to bring one co-founder or business partner to the sessions.
This is a hands-on accelerator and will take place live in Atlanta, Georgia. We do not have a virtual option at this time.
The program focuses on core fundamentals such as Mindset, Problem/solution validation, Operations, Sales, and Marketing. We will tailor it to you and your business needs.
Once applications close, we shortlist for interviews, then notify selected applicants by July 17th. The program kicks off on July 24th.
This is money we give you that doesn't need to be paid back and doesn't give us any ownership of your company.
Each company will be assigned to an experienced mentor to provide insights, guidance, and personalized advice throughout the program.