Knack, a Silicon Valley technology start up whose smartphone games reveal people’s talent around the world, has joined forces with The Human Safety Net in Germany and France this January.
The focus of this new partnership will be to use Knack’s expertise to discover the talents and unlock the potential of refugees. The partnership focuses on refugees who have joined The Human Safety Net and are taking part in its Refugee Start-Ups programme in Germany and France. Knack games will identify promising entrepreneurs who can join dedicated incubators in Paris and Munich, while guiding other refugees to the most promising areas of training and employment.
Early trials conducted by Knack across Germany show that refugees have high competitive potential in sectors as diverse as finance, software and the food industry. On average, they are more resourceful and diligent, and have greater grit than the general population, thus exhibiting the key traits of successful entrepreneurs.