We provide personal guidance and mentoring to help you transform your idea into a reality. 

We were one of the first to launch the Business Canvas Model Workshop in Suriname and continue to offer personal mentoring to young entrepreneurs. We provide guidance in Planning and Implementation and help develop business launch, growth and sustainability strategies.

Our advice, guidance and support gets people to kick-start their dreams and supports those already active to effectively grow their network.


  • INSPIRATION: The first step to embarking on your entrepreneurial dreams is inspiration. This can come from a simple yet mind shifting talk, a group of entreprenuerial peers, an example given by someone or something else and
    sometimes a positivepush from a helping hand.


  • GUIDANCE: We mentor and guide young entrepreneurs in ideation, planning and strategic business development.
    Talk you through the networking, branding and marketing to reach and grow your market.

  • SKILLS AND INNOVATION: We support with essenstial skills development and familiarize you with (Innovative) approaches & Tools to maintain that competitive edge. 

  • PARTNERSHIPS: We can hook you up with teh partner with just teh right ingredients to grow your business network and upscale your activities.


Throug the YLAI program, we have a network of professionals in 35 Latin- American and Caribbean Countries with exptertise in various areas. This pool allows us to support and guide you to the perfect fit for your organisation. With the right partnerships, we help you to look beyond your borders, create shared value and achieve greater things for your business, community and personally.

Below are images of some of our projects, empowering and triggering entrepreneurship and young leadership within the Suriname community, but also abroad. More photo's in Flicker Album.

Capacity Building Activities

Project partners


Read about our featured Entrepreneurs


Name: Lotte Gerland

former volunteer YHS
volunteering areas:
Crowdfunding; Social Media; Photographer &
Core Team Member 2017   
Currently: Entrepreneur; founder
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