Project Re:Start

Incubation program for migrants.


CLUSTER: Innovative services and organisations focusing on migrants’ employability and work integration

START DATE: June 2015

website

CONTACTS

http://projectrestart.de;

https://www.facebook.com/projectrestartberlin/;

hello@projectrestar.de


KEY WORDS
incubator, refugees
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Project Re:Start

whereAm Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

who

PROMOTERS:
Initiated by Sophia Von Bonin, Mozamel Aman, Desirée Bösemüller, and Necla Benzer.

BENEFICIARIES:
Refugees.

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
An opportunity to support themselves financially and gain a sense of belonging to society.

SOLUTION:
RE:START offers an incubation program and solutions for the problems entrepreneurial newcomers face when arriving in Germany.
The program consists of four elements; Academy, Support network, Mentoring, and Community. They offer Refugees access to a large network of experts and supporters and create a community of like-minded newcomers that help each other.

why it is
interesting

It has an interesting approach to refugee entrepreneurship and could be replicated. Moreover, Project RE:START is contributing to create another incubator with migrant entrepreneurs, “Ideas in Motions.”

IMPACT:
They are changing the current debate about refugees being a burden, their aim is that refugees be seen as makers, investors, and risk-takers. Entrepreneurs are creating jobs and opportunities for others and strengthening the national economy and encouraging sustainable development.