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Do you have a great social business idea? Our accelerator program helps you with trainings, coachings, and mentoring! Read more »

Social Businesses in Albania

A social business is a business whose mission is to address a social or environmental need in a financially sustainable way. Learn More »

Social Business Fund

“One dollar given for charity has only one life, one dollar invested in a social business can be reinvested several times” M. Yunus Learn More »

Social Business Week Albania 2014

Social Business Week Albania 2014

  The Social Business Week Albania took place from 3-8 of November 2014 in Tirana. It was a one week series of activities such as boot camps, workshops, a conference and social business field trip attended from more than 800 participants. The main goal of this celebrating week was to spread awareness of social business, foster discussion and collaboration, as well as present and conceive best practices, gathering experts from private sectors, civil society, government and academia over a few days of meetings,...

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Coming Soon: Third Cycle of YSB Accelerator Program Tirana

Coming Soon: Third Cycle of YSB Accelerator Program Tirana

Turning an idea into a social business and running it successfully is one of the most exciting but also one of the most challenging adventures. It takes passion, dedication and persistance to make it happen. Yunus Social Business Albania helps entrepreneurs to develop the skills it takes to become a successful social entrepreneur. We give you access to entrepreneurs and experts from around the world to learn from their experience. We provide you with coaches and mentors that help you...

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YSBA Accelerator program graduates its first cycle of startups

YSBA Accelerator program graduates its first cycle of startups

YSBA is happy to announce the successful end of the first cycle of the first Social Business Accelerator Program in Albania. Over a course of 3 months, 10 projects of social business ideas were selected into a pool of 200 ideas, through a business idea competition in the online platform HAPiDE. Participants were provided with experienced hands-on mentorship and coaching, educational programming, visibility to investors and other resources.

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Third Cycle Accelerator Program

 

accelerator foto2Yunus Social Business (YSB) Albania will soon open the applications for its Business Accelerator Program. The program is open to 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. Apply through HAPiDE platform!

 

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12 International Experts to Support Entrepreneurs in Tirana

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YSB Albania is dedicated to provide valuable expertise to the participants of its accelerator program in Tirana. While theory and conceptual work are important to build the basis of entrepreneurial know-how, insights from practitioners are at least equally important. We are proud to provide the participants of our program the unique opportunity to learn from first-hand experiences of entrepreneurs, strategists and product developers who have proven to be successful in their work.

 

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Our Partners Community

PartnersAt YSB, we truly believe that good entrepreneurs have an even better support network that can help them survive the tough days of entrepreneurship. Mentors, coaches and long-term partners are key elements of every startup survival pack. That is why we make sure that once you join the YSB Accelerator, you become part of a community. Not just the community of people that work with you every day at our offices, but also people who run well-known businesses, institutions and even government agencies.

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YSB Albania invests in Organic Farming

OrganicfarmThere are many issues and needs in the Albanian rural areas specifically in Shengjergj where the unemployment rate is extremely high (35%), families are poor and their lands are empty. The organic farm will produce organic herbs for local and international traders and processors of essential oils. It will also rent plots from farmers and employ them for all works related to land preparation, planting, harvesting, and providing them with a source of income.

 

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New Expert joining our Accelerator

martin-schocc88ssler-1-von-2Martin Schössler, Managing Partner of CAUSA, an advisory and communications company for most of the major DAX companies in Germany, will be joining our accelerator program as an expert. Martin is also a business angel for multiple young companies in the Frankfurt and Berlin areas and brings positioning, communication and strategic expertise to our program. 

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YSB Albania invests in Seniors' House

seniorshouseIn Albania, seniors represent about 9% of the population and are expected to rise to 15% by 2020. Serving their needs will be one of the key challenges going forward. We are happy to announce that we have invested into the social business "Seniors' House", a high quality elderly care at the outskirts of Tirana. We are looking forward to join forces with Daklea Xinxo, CEO and Co-Founder, an experienced and dedicated entrepreneur.

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