About the program
EUStartGees is a co-financed programme by the European Union to support young refugees to design, develop and grow their business ideas and build successful enterprises.
The programme is focused on young refugees and has identified entrepreneurship or self-employment as an opportunity to succeed in their hosting community. It will be implemented in Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain supported by Germany.
Assessment of the initial idea and motivation.
Incubation process and validation of the main product.
Think & Design
The acceleration process, which will support, connect, and grow
businesses throughout a network and with investment opportunities.
How do we do it?
EUStartGees has designed a support programme, that aims to offer specialised training and mentoring. This includes the promotion of professional competences, support in growing and setting up migrant’s businesses from the idea stage as well as developing MVPs (Minimum ViableProducts) to pre-launch their product to the market.
In order to do so, EUStartGees will be providing a network of support for refugee entrepreneurs, developed by the Consortium partners, so refugees can have access to specialists, complimentary workshops, meet-ups, and co-working spaces. The programme will be divided into 3 main stages:
The German bureaucratic system is well-known for its strict and complex procedures and for its high-level language. A German StartUp founded by three Syrians is aiming to disrupt the German bureaucratic system with an app. Their technology will support newcomers and even locals, to understand complicated procedures with ease. The app is available in three languages: Arabic, English and German.
The three Syrians are working hand-in-hand with local authorities to make a business case in Berlin, Germany, one of the toughest cities when it comes to paperwork. It can be scaled up throughout the country afterward.