YPO Strategic Relationships

The reach and connectivity you gain from YPO includes access and learning with organizations across the globe, including unique shared learning experiences, exclusive business and personal content and proprietary insights through strategic relationships.

Premier Relationships

Through strategic relationships with world class organizations YPO members have access to unique customized learning opportunities, cutting edge thought leaders, expert resources and extraordinary experiences that enhance their leadership, business and personal life.


As YPO’s Strategic Learning Advisor, EY brings its passion for entrepreneurship and the private market to all our members with fresh insights, distinctive points of view and practical tips. As advisors to the ambitious, EY professionals support business owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs from the world’s most dynamic, game-changing companies who are creating the products and services of the future. EY is excited to share this learning with all YPO members to help realize their ambitions.

Gain perspective that keeps pace with your ambition with EY Private.

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Salesforce is a YPO Global Strategic Partner, focused on helping YPO members become better leaders, drive business transformation, and connect to their customers in new ways. Salesforce is committed to supporting YPO’s mission of creating better leaders through lifelong learning and idea exchange by sharing content, tools, and technology on the 4IR topics affecting all leaders today – including leadership, digital and business transformation, innovation, and equality.

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Strategic Partners: Business

These partnerships enhance the member experience through unique learning opportunities, exclusive access and engagement with business organizations outside of YPO.


Connecting exceptional diverse candidates with global board opportunities. YPO members are encouraged to join as candidates with a YPO endorsement, recommend others from their network and discover diverse directors to enhance their boards and propel their businesses success.

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At Techstars, they believe that entrepreneurs can change the world. From startup founders, to corporate employees, to visionary dreamers, entrepreneurs hold the keys to the greatest challenges of our time. YPO and Techstars bring together ambitious founders and YPO members to enable innovation through creative, powerful relationships.

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BuiltWorlds is your outsourced Chief Technology Officer within the construction industry, helping you stay ahead of the competition. YPO members in the industry have exclusive access to the BuiltWorlds platform and community at a special rate, where members are provided with the tools, knowledge, inspiration, and connections to grow careers, companies, and the industry.

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FoundersCard is a community of over 30,000 members comprised of the world’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs, innovators, and business owners, providing access to exclusive benefits from premier travel, lifestyle, and business brands. YPO members have access to these benefits in an environment created exclusively for YPO.

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Zoom brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless and secure video environment. Their easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. YPO members enjoy unique access to Zoom for their businesses.

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Strategic Partners: Academic

Academic partnerships are the longest standing relationship within the history of YPO and are core to its mission of fostering lifelong learning. Each institution builds on its own managerial skills and leadership capabilities to constitute a unique Only in YPO curriculum. YPO has global partnerships with institutions including Harvard Business School, London Business School, Columbia Business School, INSEAD, IMD Lausanne, Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT and Singularity.

Harvard Business School

2021 marks the 69th year of the YPO/Harvard Business School leadership program, the longest-standing executive education program at YPO. The YPO/Harvard Presidents’ Program embodies the best of YPO’s goal of Lifelong Learning. Harvard has offered an unparalleled setting for YPO members to step back from their day-to-day business demands to explore new ideas relating to business, strategy and execution, to become inspired and to embrace new friendships. Over the decades, the Harvard/YPO partnership has expanded to serve the whole of YPO community through Spouse partners and YPO networks program offerings. HBS professors impact member’s leadership development with ad-hoc interventions in chapters and regions.

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London Business School

Stories of the transformative effect of YPO on its members are plentiful. Lesser known is how London Business School (LBS), through a 15-year relationship with YPO, is helping young adults, CEOs and spouses and partners create new businesses, connect to their customers in new ways and become better leaders. The programs born out of this partnership offer individuals the opportunity to tap into the insights of LBS’ world-class faculty, strengthen their entrepreneurial instinct and transform their businesses and mindsets as a result.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Since 2014, the YPO-Stanford Graduate Business School program offers members the opportunity to spend six inspiring days in the heart of Silicon Valley harnessing the power of innovative thinking and reimagining their business models. Through this immersive experience, members challenge everything they know about their business, learn how to practically apply analytics and understand best practices for innovating and creating value within their organizations.

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Family businesses represent 33% of YPO global membership. The YPO-INSEAD Global Family Enterprise Academy is a ground-breaking program created exclusively for YPO family and generational businesses. The program offers a multi module approach targeting different regions and leveraging INSEAD multi campus facilities. This comprehensive program integrates learning from entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, finance, governance and psychology. YPO members develop new insights about themselves, their family and their business to improve their leadership and power business growth.

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Strategic Partners: Impact

YPO believes in business as a force for good in the world beyond generating prosperity and wealth. Achieving impact beyond profit motivates, our members across the world to make a difference in lives, businesses and communities.


ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect and strives to improve access to Information and Communication Technologies to underserved communities worldwide. Through ITU’s 154-years of operations, ITU has developed extensive and trusted deep relationships at the highest level in all major sectors including agencies, funds and programs in the United Nations system, governments, industry, academia, media and civil society.

The desired benefit of aligning these two strong networks is to collaboratively and effectively share resources, knowledge and experiences, and conduct collaborative projects for mutual benefit which lead to positive impact in the world.

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A nonprofit 501(c)(3) since 1994, the XPRIZE Foundation has designed and operated seventeen competitions in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics. Our first XPRIZE, the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, spurred an industry and created exponential breakthroughs. Since then we have launched over $140 million in prize purses, including the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XPRIZE. Each of these prizes has created an industry-changing technology that brings us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.

The YPO XPRIZE partnership is an exciting alliance designed to accelerate the disruptive technologies that will change the world for the better. We are gathering YPO members who are passionate about learning how business can be the largest force for good, get early looks into emerging technologies, and how to band together with other members to participate in building this game changing engine. Our goal is to help successful, early-stage XPRIZE teams grow to scale to positively impact millions of people all over the globe.

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