Charting a Sustainable Future through Entrepreneurship

Charting a Sustainable Future through Entrepreneurship

In 2023, YBTT embarked on a transformative journey, guided by a bold purpose: “Building a sustainable future through entrepreneurship.” This isn’t just a tagline; it’s our unwavering commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and nurturing businesses that fuel innovation, economic prosperity, and social progress.

Our ambitious goals

      • Drive Economic Impact: Annual contribute $20 million (TTD) to Trinidad and Tobago’s GDP by 2027 through supported businesses.
      • Foster Job Creation: Generate 150 new jobs over the next five years.
      • Promote Social & Environmental Responsibility: Have 20% of supported entrepreneurs integrate social and green initiatives.

Getting to our goals

This is not just a strategic plan; it’s a promise to build a brighter future together. To achieve this there are several key changes along this part of change:

      • Our primary objective is to advance micro businesses to the small businesses, enabling them to generate a minimum of $500,000 in annual revenue.
      • We will implement a revamped 3-tier support programme, which includes a redesigned JumpSTART incubator, the introduction of the JumpSTART plus Programme, and an Accelerator Programme.
      • Over the course of 5 years, we will provide direct support to 180 young individuals through a selective approach, culminating in the establishment of 15 businesses that achieve a minimum annual revenue of $500,000.
      • We are committed to integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) elements into our programmes, with specific initiatives dedicated to fostering social and green business development.
      • We will assess and adjust the annual board composition, sub-committees and operational staffing to align them effectively with the organization’s requirements. This will involve careful analysis and necessary adaptations to ensure optimal functionality and responsiveness.

Priority Areas

Financial Sustainability
Networks and Partnerships
Thought Leadership
Operational Model

YBTT stands firmly on the path to a sustainable future, one paved by empowered entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. This ambitious roadmap isn’t a solo endeavor; it’s a collaborative effort. We acknowledge the crucial role of our ecosystem partners – organizations, mentors, and institutions that share our vision. Together, through strategic partnerships, we can amplify our impact and create a more robust support system for our aspiring changemakers.

The invitation extends beyond our immediate circle. YBTT calls on Trinidad and Tobago’s passionate entrepreneurs: the innovators, the impact-driven, and the community builders. We urge you to join us. Let’s leverage our collective strengths and turn YBTT’s goals into a thriving reality. Together, through empowered entrepreneurship, we can chart a course towards a sustainable future for all.