The Human Safety Net for Refugee Start-Ups program works side-by-side with refugees to realize their business ideas through training, coaching, and access to working spaces and financing. Over 6-12 months, we support aspiring entrepreneurs to develop concrete business plans, register their ventures and start serving their first customers. They get the opportunity to learn about the business environment in their host countries and to strengthen their networks by meeting new colleagues, mentors and business partners. And if entrepreneurship is not the right path for participants, the program offers them professional training and hands-on coaching for jobs needed in their communities.
Today, entrepreneurs supported by The Human Safety Net are setting up businesses that range from restaurants to consulting firms, from language schools to IT platforms. They are contributing to making their local economies thrive.