YSB Accelerator Program

YSB accelerator program in Albania is a program that helps entrepreneurs develop their ideas into successful startup businesses. The goal of this program is to create jobs, spur innovation, create new business leaders in Albania and the region, give hand-on business education and opportunities, and develop an entrepreneurial network.

130 hours of entrepreneurial support are offered for every participant, including:

  • 60 hours of trainings in entrepreneurial/business topics from YSB staff, local and international experts
  • 45 hours of personal coaching from YSB staff
  • 15 hours of mentoring from international and local experts
  • 20 hours of social, networking, and business brainstorming activities

Eligible Applicants: Interested entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs from Albania and Kosovo who are interested to start or develop their business initiatives within one of the four key sectors with high potential for social impact: (i) Agriculture; (ii) Environment; (iii) Tourism; and (iv) Information Technology. The acceptable business initiatives could be at an idea stage, early planning stage, at start-up stage or at growth stage.