The EY Vantage Program

Developing future leaders of a better working world

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The EY Vantage Program: Bringing together the future leaders of a better working world

The EY Vantage Program supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. The program is both a catalyst for economic growth and a great development opportunity for our top-performing managers and senior managers, who work with entrepreneurs for six weeks on a pro-bono basis. This program demonstrates our belief that we make one of our biggest contributions to society by helping entrepreneurs grow, innovate and create jobs.

Breaking down barriers to business growth through collaboration

The EY Vantage Program works with Endeavor Global and Power of Youth to select the most promising entrepreneurs who could benefit from our help. Those obstacles range from improving financial management and operational efficiency, to formulating a new growth strategy, to understanding the cross-border tax implications of expanding into new markets.

Through the EY Vantage Program we’re tackling specific barriers to business growth by developing and implementing effective and market appropriate solutions. Our commitment to entrepreneurs - in emerging and developed economies around the world - helps drive growth and empower innovation. Put simply, it ensures that we’re working with more of tomorrow’s global leaders, today.

Since the Program launched in 2005, EY Vantage Advisors have supported over 200 entrepreneurs in countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

Measuring success

The EY Vantage Program is focused on measuring the outcomes of Vantage Advisor placements. We can show that in the first two years after engaging with Endeavor entrepreneurs, these businesses have experienced an average annual growth rate of almost 70%.

“Words cannot explain the knowledge we gained! The impact is instant and major at the same time. It will help in the maturity of the company by having solid clear financial, budgeting and reporting systems, which leads to better strategic decisions driven by numbers.”

Firas Al Otaibi, Co-Founder and CEO, Think Arabia

“I just want to say thank you. This was a great opportunity for us. It was an outstanding project due to the outstanding skills and quality of the EY Vantage Advisor. This is a program that I will highly recommend as it is a great opportunity for any small business.”

Allan Seidman, COO, Kubo Financiero