If You Own a Business in New York You Need to Meet Bo! Who is Bo Iva, and what doors can YBC NYC open for you?

Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC
Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC

The Young Business Club in New York will turn one year old in October 2020. One year of exciting work and challenges taught us never to give up in the face of difficulties and showed that a super community of business founders is a great and inspirational force.

Bo Iva, co-founder and CEO of YBC NYC told us how everything began.


And do you know why? Because I meet new people and introduce them to each other — entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business owners, and investors, doing business in New York Area.

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Every Thursday I have a get-acquainted session in the Young Business Club of New York.

Every week we arrange a virtual invitation-only event. Not more than ten people are invited to join it each time — entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business owners, and investors, from the Greater New York City Area, mainly from the heart of the city.

The YBC brand ambassadors search hundreds of social media pages, primarily on LinkedIn, communicating with candidates and inviting new guests to join this meeting.

In addition to the guests, we also invite members of YBC, and give everyone an opportunity to get acquainted…


“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough” (Richard Branson)

Emma Arakelyan, speaker of the Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC
Emma Arakelyan, speaker of the Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC

Every businessman wants to create, impact, and earn. And of course to build a company with a billion dollar revenue, right?!

In the Young Business Club New York City, we have attracted people who, for sure, want to achieve such results. So we decided to invite a speaker who can share with us how one should think and act to become an owner of such a business.

A couple of weeks ago members of the club were invited to an online session with Emma Arakelyan. Emma is a technology and business consultant.

Emma is a world-class management consulting executive, author…


How To Succeed in Making Toys for Gucci, Marvel, McDonald’s and others. The founder and president of “Design Edge Inc” Matt Nuccio shared some great pieces of advice on starting a toy business with the Young Business Club.

Matt Nuccio, founder and president of “Design Edge Inc”, keynote speaker at Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC
Matt Nuccio, founder and president of “Design Edge Inc”, keynote speaker at Young Business Club of New York City, YBC NYC

Once a week in the YBC NYC we have an online appointment with a special speaker — a person who has achieved a tremendous result in building businesses and companies. They share their experiences with us and help us with new ideas about success. It is a valuable time when we find some secret tips from prosperous people.

Last week, we invited Matt Nuccio, founder of one of the most significant toy companies, Design Edge, to join us for giving a keynote to the members and guests of the Young Business Club.

Designing and manufacturing toys for such big names…


How I met new friends online in NY, New York. Useful info for entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business owners, and investors. Young Business Club.

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I meet new friends online every Tuesday and Thursday. When the quarantine started I decided to arrange virtual get-acquainted meetings for entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business owners, and investors from the New York metropolitan area every week.

I started this process on Thursdays in May. I’ve already had the chance to get acquainted with more than a hundred businesspeople in New York. Sometimes I’ve also met people who moved to other states due to the COVID-19 situation — those who could continue doing their business online.

WHY I STARTED MEETING NEW BUSINESS PEOPLE FROM NEW YORK EVERY WEEK

I believe that staying in touch with other entrepreneurs gives everyone many more results than…


And how Beyoncé, Eva Chen, Rita Ora and other stars help to sell them in Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols in New York and in 66 countries

Xiwen Zhang, founder of “For Art’s Sake”, Forbes 30 under 30, Young Business Club London, Young Business Club New York City
Xiwen Zhang, founder of “For Art’s Sake”, Forbes 30 under 30, Young Business Club London, Young Business Club New York City

Let me introduce a story of Xiwen Zhang, who’s recently given a keynote about her business to members and guests of the Young Business Club of London and New York.

Building a business is always a tough job. You’re looking for the idea and then work hard on making it a reality, but never have the confidence that it will work. Sometimes the success of the company is determined in the details. (or: sometimes “the devil is in the details”).

It’s the story of the interesting and unique sunglasses brand: “For Art’s Sake,” created by Xiwen Zhang. She proved by…


From ordinary entrepreneurship in Belarus to a $25 million revenue telecom construction business in the US — a story of Russell Razhko, CEO of Rullex

Russel Razhko, co-founder and CEO of telecom company Rullex, member of the Young Business Club New York City
Russel Razhko, co-founder and CEO of telecom company Rullex, member of the Young Business Club New York City

I’m happy to continue telling you about the Young Business Club members by sharing stories about their journeys to success. In most cases, our participants have built their businesses from nothing. They created everything on their own by hard work and with their close friends’ help.

Knowing that anything and everything is possible and having real-life examples of people with self-confidence, that achieve amazing results, motivate many people to act here and now.

Today I…


A friendly talk about childhood, passion for reading, traveling and daily running with co-founder of the Young Business Club — Andrew Ostapchuk.

Andrew Ostapchuk, co-founder of the Young Business Club New York City, Young Business Club London, Young Business Club Kyiv
Andrew Ostapchuk, co-founder of the Young Business Club New York City, Young Business Club London, Young Business Club Kyiv

I’ve recently had a friendly talk with my partner — a co-founder of the Young Business Club — Andrew Ostapchuk. I’ve made some notes about his childhood, his passion for reading, traveling and daily running.

We’ve also talked about business people around and reliable social capital. And, of course, about the Young Busines Club: how it began, the current COVID-19 situation in the company, and about some future dreams and plans.

Andrew has already attracted a lot of attention for being the co-founder of the Young Business Club in the United States, Great Britain, and Ukraine. He gathered together many…


Or: How to start a business that will raise money from TMT. Insights from the YBC NYC meeting with famous investor Igor Shoifot, Partner at TMT Investments

Igor Shoifot, Investor and Partner at TMT Investments, gave a keynote at the Young Business Club of New York. YBC NYC.
Igor Shoifot, Investor and Partner at TMT Investments, gave a keynote at the Young Business Club of New York. YBC NYC.

What are you thinking about at the start of a new business? For sure, you want this business to become successful. Your goals may be to give value, receive revenue, attract investors, or sell the brainchild you have built for good money.

An investor with significant experience and years of working with some of the best start-ups of the USA and the entire world, Igor Shoifot, told members of the YBC NYC about four rules for creating a start-up that will have a high probability of attracting the attention of investors.

These rules are quite simple and seem logical. But…


Today, on July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day in the USA. For this date, I prepared an extraordinary story — an excellent example of the fact that America is the land where almost everyone can reach their goals and make their dream become reality. The only thing is — you have to be motivated and ready for hard work.

Everything is possible when you work and dream. Motivation is such a powerful thing that helps you reach any goal and become the person you probably never even dreamed of becoming.

We in the Young Business Club believe that this powerful impulse of motivation at the necessary time may push anybody to reach their goals. We share experience, knowledge, and thoughts that can help each of us, and also people outside of our community to move forward.

Today I want to share the story of Rafik and Ruslan Galyanurov — members of our club and people who have proven through their example how important it is to be independent, believe in yourself, your family, and work hard to accomplish something you want. If you are looking for a shot of inspiration right now, here it is.

Rafik and Ruslan Galyanurov at the Young Business Club of New York City. YBC NYC. GRR Cooling Experts, Baikal Mechanical.
Rafik and Ruslan Galyanurov at the Young Business Club of New York City. YBC NYC. GRR Cooling Experts, Baikal Mechanical.

About their childhood and coming to America

Brothers Rafik and Ruslan were born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and spent all their early years there. They both remember those times with thankfulness.

Denny Copy YBC NYC

Co-founder of YBC NYC. Young Business Club of New York City is a community of entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business owners, and investors from New York.

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