About YBTT





Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT), is an accredited member of Youth Business International (YBI), an international network of youth business programmes. It was incorporated as a Non-Profit organization, and registered as a charitable body in accordance with the Corporation Tax Act of Trinidad and Tobago. The company was officially launched in January 2001, and commenced its loan programme shortly thereafter.


Our principal partnership is with the business community both within the public and private sector. YBTT’s mandate is to assist young persons within the age group of 18-35, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to realize their entrepreneurial dreams, fulfill their ambition, and contribute to their community, through self-employment and development of their self-confidence.


To ensure sustainability of its entrepreneurial pursuits, the organization has strengthened its engagement with secondary school students, using a more targeted intervention in schools, aimed at energizing mindsets to think entrepreneurial, and begin effectuating their entrepreneurial journey.


YBTT prides itself on having a diverse team of competent professionals who have been occupying directorial space for more than five (5) years given their dedication and commitment to youth development, and by extension youth entrepreneurship. Our directors span across the broadest spectrum of business sectors including Law, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Agriculture, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship. The board is supported by a knowledgeable operations team led by a proficient General Manager.

Our Purpose

“Building a sustainable future through entrepreneurship.”


Our Vision

“Taking Entrepreneurship to the Next Level!”


Our Mission

“Empowering young entrepreneurs to build profitable and sustainable businesses.”


Strategic Priority Areas