Join YEA
Our Membership Benefits
The Youth Economic Alliance has identified the vacuum that exists to service the needs of youth owned businesses at the relevant platforms both in the public and private sector.

Therefore, we provide our members with the following benefits:

  • Access to our regional and global network of partner organisations: BRICS Business Council, EU, Indian Ocean Rim Organisation, BRICS Youth, BRICS Youth in Energy Black Business Council; Business Unity South Africa.
  • Priority lane for funding application with partnering Developmental Funding Institutions.
  • Opportunity to offer submissions relating to new bills and formulation of policy, through parliamentary committees.
  • Access to our blue-chip corporate partners to participate in Supplier Development and Enterprise Development programs and integrate into their procurement budget.
  • The ability to participate in international business missions, both with high level international trade missions uniquely tailored for Youth Economic Alliance members for purposes of expanding market reach and engaging with potential international investors.
  • Member only invites to exclusive strategic engagements with private sector companies and state-owned companies at strictly decision maker level.
  • Access to capacity building programs.
  • Facilitated access to the following services: Loan Origination; and Business Advisory Services Capacity building
Membership Qualifying Criteria:
Category #1: Youth owned business.
  • Age: 18-35 years old majority owner/s of a registered company [pty; (pty) Ltd; Inc/Partnership].
  • Active contributor to the economy: SARS Registered Company Tax number.
  • Trading for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit.
Category #2: Start-ups.
  • Age: 18-35 years old majority owner/s of a registered company [pty; (pty) Ltd; Inc/Partnership].
  • Start-up - 2 years in operation.
  • Measurable industry expertise.
  • Scalable business model.
Category #3: Ultimate.
  • Established and profitable companies/organizations
  • Looking to strengthen certain aspects of their business models, e.g: marketing strategies, broaden client network etc.