IREX is a global development and education organization dedicated to fostering inclusive and resilient societies. With an annual portfolio of $90 million and 400 professional staff worldwide, IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative technologies to develop locally driven solutions. IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. Across many of our programs, IREX identifies, supports, and catalyzes young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and SGBs who demonstrate the potential to start and grow enterprises that have the potential to positively impact economic growth, youth employment, and social justice. IREX provides capacity building, mentoring, access to finance, partnerships with the local private sector, and innovation competitions to help launch young entrepreneurs and/or to help them move their enterprises to the next level.