IKG Youth

An initiative aimed at funding youth-owned and youth-led businesses to start, expand or pursue expansionary acquisitions. We aim to accelerate and encourage greater participation by youth in the economy of developing countries. We firmly believe that in funding and mentoring youth, we are ultimately investing in the next generation of leaders.


Our targeted businesses must have a minimum youth shareholding of at least 50%. Shareholding between 25% and 50% will be considered on revised terms. We exclusively fund young male and female entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35. Some, preferably all, of the youth shareholders of the business must be involved operationally and/or in the management of the business.