Youth Business USA Initiatives

Youth Business USA is proud to lead these two initiatives in alignment with our organization's mission and core values.

Currently in pre-alpha, this digital platform will level the playing field for underserved young entrepreneurs by providing them with the right support, from the right people, at the right time in their entrepreneurial journey.

SKY’S THE LIMIT (STL) connects young adult entrepreneurs with experienced business advisors and mentors. We want to make it so that anyone with an idea, perseverance and a willingness to learn can get the support they need to build their business. is Youth Business USA's digital platform to scale the support we provide to young entrepreneurs nationwide.


Young entrepreneurs and volunteer business advisors & mentors create a profile on our responsive web app at They can access our entrepreneurship training & ongoing support from our team.


Young entrepreneurs can request support through the platform. In partnership with Accenture’s Artificial Intelligence group, we intelligently match the right business advisors & mentors with our young entrepreneurs’ needs.


Our young entrepreneurs prepare, launch and grow their businesses. They get the right support, from the right people, at the right time in their entrepreneurial journey. They build businesses, create jobs, get skills and chase their dreams.


Oakland's Emerging 100

We help young adults prepare, launch and grow their business ideas in Oakland, California.

Our mission is to prepare, launch, and grow 100+ underrepresented young entrepreneurs in Oakland each year. 

Oakland’s Emerging 100 is a multi-sector collaborative initiative led by Youth Business USA, Youth Impact Hub Oakland and the City of Oakland, Mayor’s Office. We combine the efforts of local government, the community college system, and the business community to level the playing field for entrepreneurs ages 18 to 29, helping them create local businesses, jobs and new sources of income for themselves and their families while learning highly relevant business skills.  

Our vision is that young adult-led enterprises in Oakland become a national model for equitable development and economic empowerment.