WHO WE ARE
Learn why we’re the best at what we do and why we’re regarded as one of the best in turning good ideas into good business.
The BYBT’s entrepreneurship programme, a pivotal private sector initiative, thrives on collaboration with the voluntary sector. This powerful partnership bolsters emerging Barbadian entrepreneurs by offering start-up capital, invaluable business mentoring, expansive networking opportunities, expert advisory, and strategic marketing support. Our unified goal is to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit within a new generation, empowering them to bring innovative ideas to life. Through BYBT, we’re not just launching businesses; we’re building futures.
We are no longer the Barbados Youth Business Trust we are now BYBT.
Expanded age range
We are a people development entity using a holistic
approach that incorporates training programmes,
mentoring and business support services to
prepare individuals for ongoing success personally
Celebrating 30 Years
Embracing 30 years of unparalleled entrepreneurial support and growth in Barbados.
This year, we mark a significant milestone as BYBT celebrates 30 transformative years of fostering entrepreneurship in Barbados. What began as a private sector initiative, propelled by our invaluable partnership with the voluntary sector, quickly became a cornerstone of support for emerging business talents. We’ve dedicated three decades to igniting the entrepreneurial spirit, providing start-up capital, mentorship, networking, and essential business services that have been instrumental in shaping a resilient and innovative economic landscape.
Our journey has been marked by countless success stories of individuals who brought their brilliant ideas to life through our platform. Each story underscores our commitment to empowering entrepreneurs, not just by funding businesses, but by nurturing growth, innovation, and sustainable development.
As we reflect on our 30-year legacy, we extend heartfelt gratitude to our partners, mentors, and the vibrant community of entrepreneurs. You are the heartbeat of BYBT, turning what was once a small initiative into a movement that has transformed the face of Barbadian entrepreneurship.
Looking ahead, we recommit to our mission, energized to welcome a new era of innovators. Together, we’ll continue to break barriers and shape the future of business in Barbados.
Join us in commemorating 30 years of excellence and in shaping the decades of success yet to come. Happy Anniversary, BYBT — here’s to building dreams, creating opportunities, and empowering entrepreneurs for generations to come!
The principal role of the Executive Council is to undertake the work of the Trustees between meetings, providing support and guidance to the Manager. It comprises not less than five and not more than nine members with a one-year renewable term.
The Trust’s daily business is administered through the Office of the Manager. It is the center where loan applications are received, processed, disbursed and monitored and where all the various facets of the program are coordinated.