​Youth International Business Initiative

Globally Promoting Youth Involvement and Entrepreneurship​ in Business, Innovation, and Leadership


Reported By Leslie Jin and Amanda Hao

On Saturday, May 27th, 2017, the San Mateo Branch of YIBI, or the Youth International Business Initiative, and a group of new students and members toured the Intel Museum located in Santa Clara, California. We received a guided tour from the generous museum staff and learned much about the history of Intel and its inventions. Following the tour, we participated in a team-building activity called Garbage In Garbage Out which demonstrated the excruciating precision needed to write concise and accurate computer code. We were very grateful for the Intel Museum organizing this event.

YIBI Cupertino Branch team visited LinkedIn on Feb 24th, 2017. They learned many things and explored the wonders of LinkedIn. 

OIntel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) has been honoring young researchers since 1950. Created and run by Society for Science & the Public (SSP), it is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Now sponsored by Intel, ISEF this year brought together about 1760 students from 78 countries, regions and territories on May 14-19, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

Granada High School in Livermore is very proud of Erika Yang, an 11th grade student of teacher Amanda Cleveland. Erika won the Special Award of the 1st Place in the Material Science Category from the United States Air Force (USAF) at Intel ISEF 2017. Also, she was the Grand Award Winner at Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair 2017 and received Biophysics Award from the Biophysical Society. She was also the State, 4th Place Winner in senior division at California State Science Fair 2017. Using research chemical methods, Erika developed a novel flexible biosensor to detect lower concentrated areas of biological molecules using an improved immunological assay technique that makes use of an enzyme bonded antibody or antigen. This new methodology can detect antibody-antigen concentrations that are about 10,000 times lower than current ELISA methods allowing a faster and more accurate diagnosis of several diseases. This successful experiment has the potential to detect cancer at low concentrations toward the earlier onset of cancer in order to remove and increase survival rates. She has also presented her research results at the SPIE Advanced Lithography International Conference on March 2, 2017 and received widespread attention. Congratulations to Erika Yang!

​Congratulations to all students from YBLT Session Two at Fremont, CA from June 19th to June 24th, 2017

YIBI ​Sunnyvale branch team attended Business for Social Responses Panel on Human Rights at Stanford University on February 28th, 2017. 

Events 2017

On January 7th, YIBI is extremely pleased to announce that 5 news branches recently opened in the Bay area. They are San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino. Congratulation to all these new branches, and we look forward to watching your grow and learn! Several more branches are in the process of becoming official. 

YIBI San Mateo Branch team visited LinkedIn on January 9th, 2017. They learned many things and explored the wonders of LinkedIn. 

YIBI San Jose Branch team visited LinkedIn on Feb 24th, 2017. They learned many things and explored the wonders of LinkedIn. 

​Congratulations to all students from YBLT Session One at Sunnyvale, CA from June 12th to June 17th, 2017

YIBI Thanksgiving Concert at Lytton Gardens

Senior Center

Palo Alto, CA. November 19th, 2017 

​​​​Celebrating Science...

President Erika Yang was recognized for her achievements in science at Livermorium Day Celebration at Livermorium Plaza, Livermore, CA on May 25th, 2017. Welcome by Livermore Mayor John Marchand and followed by award ceremony.