About EUStartGees

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 is implemented in Austria, Finland, Italy and Spain.

What is our mission?


To design a powerful entrepreneurial support scheme programme for refugees (18-34 yrs) to help them becoming self-employed and to build a successful enterprise while at the same creating the conditions for full inclusion in the local countries’ hosting community.

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 refugees 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:

Connect

Assessment of the initial idea and motivation

Think & Design

Incubation process and validation of the main product

Grow

The acceleration process to boost your business

CONNECT PHASE

TOPICS

  • Identifying own strength and weaknesses

  • Practicing teamwork skills: teaming up, collaboration and problem solving

  • Accept diversity, develop emotional intelligence

  • Giving and receiving feedbacks

  • Understanding the benefits of collaboration for estabilishing and running a company

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Vision, Self Awareness Assess Impact

  • Ethical and sustainable thinking

  • Mobilise Resources, Learn through experience

  • Coping with Uncertainty and risk Business Lean Canvas

  • Understanding the problem, value proposition, customer segments, similar initiatives and unique value

  • Structuring the initial business idea

TOPICS

  • Know your customers

  • Validating customers’ needs

  • Creating a solution with business

  • Marketing

  • Accounting

  • Legal issues for a small enterprise

  • Funding a company

  • Testing a business idea

  • Business plan

  • Preparing a pitch

THINK AND DESIGN

PHASE

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Marketing literature

  • Accounting literature

  • Legal literature

  • Structuring the business idea

  • Prepare a business plan

GROW PHASE

TOPICS

  • Funding a company

  • Testing a business idea

  • Business plan

  • Preparing a pitch

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • How to raise capitals

  • Expanding your network

  • Investor-ready Business Plan

  • Public speaking (for pitch presentation)

CALENDAR

51 days

44 days

59 days

49 days

EUStartGees: THE EUROPEAN STARTUP PROGRAM FOR REFUGEES
 

Are you a potential Migrant Entrepreneur? Trainer and/or Mentor?

 

Click below and apply!

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