The project intends to facilitate and foster economic and social integration of migrants supporting them in the development of new business initiatives, via light incubation and mentorship programmes. The relationship with mentors is the core of the project, enabling the improvement of emerging business ideas through the interaction with experts in the given business sector and national context.
Two calls for ideas and for people, with the object of attracting migrants aiming at developing a business or at joining a team of entrepreneurs
A preparatory activity to facilitate interaction among migrants, provide inspiration and support early stage development of a business idea
Two cycles of two workshops providing know-how, suggestions on the business model, access to markets, resources and key partners
Two mentors’ evening per incubation cycle to present projects to a network of experts who will provide knowledge and guidance
A final pitching sessions in front of mentors, potential investors and supporters to present the business ideas
I decided against founding an NGO or other legal forms for my enterprise associated with charity, because I wanted people to wear my product with pride and not out of pity.
I am positively surprised by Austrian authorities. There is no harassment by any authority, no arbitrary financial control to demonstrate power or extort penalty payment.
I'd like to visit France for holidays, but I've built my life here – I have friends, a network, commissioned work as a photographer and everything I need.
Never give up despite difficulties and problems that you will face, believe in your business!
There was and always will be somehow, somewhere some support. Without other people it wouldn't have been possible - people were my motivators in times when I was considering giving up
I wanted to keep this traditional shop alive. I knew that if I wouldn’t do it, the shop would have closed. This is my motivation.
I am happy if my students do a good work. I am not afraid of competitors. I want to pass on my experiences. What else should I do with them?
For an entrepreneur it is always important to read and study the reality around him
We need to be united, there are no Muslims, Christians, Europeans, we are human beings and we must learn to live together, respecting our neighbor. This is a very important aspect for living in peace and working in the right way
I am always careful and I should never rapidly enlarge my business. I do not appreciate the risks
Think where you want to go and be always informed about new opportunities. Do not immediately think about money!
I hope the high quality and the simplicity of our products could be always maintained
Study, study every day, otherwise the enterprise will end
Being frank and fair with other people helps so much to grow up as an enterpreneur
Artists are the treasure of the society : they spread their artistic work to create an intercultural project for the society, to enrich people
The result depends on how you live the path. Everything should be seen as an experience, even the negative things
The only way to do a good job is to love what you do. For this reason I made photography my work.
I should have sooner invested more time and energy in learning French. Getting a local social network is the most important way to success as an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship is about the effective use of resources. Do not forget that body, creativity and emotional strength are resources as well.
Try to transform the desire for change into a concrete and fruitful energy that guides your actions.
I love my job. I wish I was 25 or 30 years old, with my own tailor’s shop and could still work another 30-40 years.
The most common nationalities of Mediterranean sea arrivals are Syrian, Afghanistan and Nigerian
51% of 2016 first-time asylum applicants in the European Union are from Syria
In 2015, the employment rate of migrant women was significantly lower than that of men