FIKO, whose mission is to improve the quality of higher education, has provided funding to promote YEP further amongst target groups and potential sponsors. Furthermore, FIKO has provided funds to award winning start up ideas with capital in order to facilitate real life implementation of business ideas
The honours programme of the Institute for International Business Studies at Hogeschool Utrecht has provided funds in order to initiate the YEP program. Hogeschool Utrecht (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht) is an inspiring place, centrally located in the Netherlands. HU believes in cooperation as well as individual growth. At HU, education, research and the corporate world come together.
Backsberg sponsors lunches for all YEP participants and supports YEP through attending student-learner sessions at Stellenbosch University. Backsberg lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, near Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape winelands.
The Department of Business Management (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences) at Stellenbosch University hosts YEP at the its campus. Stellenbosch University is the second-highest ranked African University, according to the 2017-2018 QS World University Rankings. Stellenbosch is jointly the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university based in Michigan, United States. In 2019, MSU will have students from its Broad College of Business participate in YEP. US News & World Report ranks many of MSU’s graduate programs among the best in the US. The University of Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Rankings lists the Broad College of Business at MSU as 30th in North America and 33rd worldwide in research contributions to the 24 leading business journals it tracks.