Youth Employment Network E-Coaching Marketplace

Deadline: First Monday of each month (closest 1 May 2013)
Open to: Applicants within the age range from 15 to 35
Venue: Worldwide (online program)


The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is a partnership of the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank, set up after the Millennium Summit in 2001 to find new and durable solutions to the youth employment challenge.  We are looking for young entrepreneurs and experts for our e-coaching programme where young and aspiring to be entrepreneurs are trained by an assigned and professional e-coach who provides them with direct access to business expertise, facilitate knowledge sharing between entrepreneurs and provide substantial personal support to supplement their institutional and financial resources.

The E-Coaching Programme

Mentorship can make a crucial difference for young entrepreneurs with lots of ambition but not much experience. Having a coach means having an objective listener to discuss ideas and plans, a support when things get stressful, and a source of advice and guidance.

The YEN Marketplace offers a free E-Coaching programme that matches experienced mentors to young entrepreneurs from around the world.

The programme aims to:

  • Provide entrepreneurs with direct access to business expertise
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing between entrepreneurs
  • Provide substantial personal support to entrepreneurs to supplement their institutional and financial resources

YEN is currently accepting applications from entrepreneurs and potential coaches.

Benefits for entrepreneurs and e-coaches

Using the YEN Marketplace as an online platform for communication, knowledge sharing, and networking, the E-Coaching programme aims to make this mentorship a mutually beneficial and rewarding  experience for both mentees and mentors. Participating entrepreneurs benefit from the mentor’s advice, knowledge and expertise in a specific industry. E-Coaches benefit from training, networking and the opportunity to give back.

Application and selection

E-Coaches and young entrepreneurs are invited to apply by the first Monday of each month. In addition, young entrepreneurs and e-coaches are recruited through our pipeline partners. To get a coach, click here for more information. To become a coach, click here for more information.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact the admin.

For more information, visit the official website.

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