Youth Innovation Entrepreneurship Design Institute (YiEDi)

Youth Innovation Entrepreneurship Design Institute (YiEDi), is a learning and development organisation focused on transforming South Africa through innovation and entrepreneurship. We are in the business of changing lives for the better thus, innovation and entrepreneurship development sit at the heart of the organisation. Our unique learning methodologies, digital and e-learning capabilities enable us to offer learners a more transformative learning experience through a blended approach. Having an impact is core in the design, development, delivery and assessment of our program.

Over the years YiEDi has played an integral part in framing and understanding the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Having engaged and transformed the lives of many entrepreneurs, YiEDi’s innovation and entrepreneurship model, methodology and approach has proven to be highly successful. We understand the needs of entrepreneurs according to the different stages of their business. We offer developmental program in the form of Boot camps, Accelerator program supported by video based and E-Learning programs. Our programs are activity based, interactive and mentor-led to ensure that the program outcomes are met.

YiEDi is proudly a level 1 BBBEE contributor and has touched and trained over 300 entrepreneurs. We have also helped organisations create and embed a culture of innovation. YiEDi is a strong believer in “Ubuntu” through our collaborative approach we provided an end-to-end solution that enables job creation and employment in a sustainability and meaningful way.


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Location 138 West Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Targets South Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic