What is Startup Refugees?
What if we thought of immigration as brain gain?
Startup Refugees is a voluntary network that supports refugees with employment and entrepreneurship. Startup Refugees finds out the professional skills and goals of newcomers as soon as they enter Finland and matches them with local opportunities.
Startup Refugees was founded in 2015 and is now active all over Finland. The network has more than 500 companies, communities and individuals offering opportunities for newcomers. The results are impressive. In four years, Startup Refugees has profiled the skills of 3500 refugees, offered 700 jobs, 4000 educational opportunities and supported 110 businesses of newcomers. Startup Refugees is now scaling the model to new European cities with local partners.
What can I do for Startup Refugees? Read the story of Sebi and Futurice.
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