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PROGRAMME

Startup Refugees -ohjelma

Startup Support

Turning asylum seekers into entrepreneurs! Startup support from Startup Refugees promote the employment ideas, and integration into society, of entrepreneurial people who are being granted asylum in Finland. The seeds of businesses can already be sown in reception centres.

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Business Mentoring

We invite all Finnish companies to become business mentors! By ordering the info pack to your email, you will get more information about what business mentoring means and how you need to proceed.

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Business Incubator

Entrepreneurship workshops and unlocked entrepreneur networks lend support for micro entrepreneurship stemming from asylum seekers themselves; entrepreneurship can solve many problems found in reception centres and nearby areas. Workshops are run by the best experts in the field, from entrepreneurs with an immigrant background to entrepreneurship trainers.

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Startup Refugees

Immigration is brain gain. We want to harness the human capital of refugees, combine it with crazy Finnish entrepreneurship and get Finland rising with new innovations!
Let’s make reception centres active, innovative and dignified centres!

Asylum seekers have left everything but their human capital behind them. Now they languish in human containers in reception centres – and with the asylum seeking process stretching from the current six months even up to a year – people will inevitably get frustrated. At the same time, Finnish law allows asylum seekers to start working three months after applying for asylum. Herein lies a big unused capacity!

Small business owners Riku Rantala and Tunna Milonoff are now calling all entrepreneurs and professionals to join forces! Finland’s Ministry of the Interior, Slush, the Finnish Immigration Service, Me-säätiö, Supercell, Demos Helsinki, Metsälä Reception Centre, Helsinki Deaconess Institute and Gimmeyawallet Productions have already joined. Registrations for the programme started 9 September 2015 through this form!

WITH US

The following have already joined the Startup Refugees programme:
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Riku Rantala

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Tunna Milonoff

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Sisäministeriö

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Slush

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Supercell

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Me-säätiö

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Maahanmuutto­virasto

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Demos Helsinki

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Helsingin Diakonissalaitos

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Gimmeyawallet Productions

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Metsälän vastaanottokeskus

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Yle

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DNA

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Tyyli

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Takeoff Partners

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Cake

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Affecto

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Bilot

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Kaskas Media

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Marketing Clinic

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Umbra

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Psykologipalvelu Psyyke

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Ultrahack

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Moniheli ry

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Sitra

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Miltton

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Tiimiakatemia

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Lauttasaaren seurakunta

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Väinö Tannerin säätiö

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Twinkle

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Suomen Tulkkitalo

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MTK

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Ellun kanat

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Kinos

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Samuli Siivonen Oy

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Zharity

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Vamos

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Laurea Ammattikorkeakoulu

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Funzi

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Helsinki Think Company

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Hanken SSE

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Mesenaatti

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Blue Bear Collection

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ArcticStartup

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From waste to taste

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Mustakarhu

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Zervant

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Aalto Start-up Center

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Sewatek

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Osaamistehdas

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Hygieniapassi.fi

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Microsoft

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Premilex

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Netlight

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Sandro

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Richard McCormick´s

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Työvalmennus futuuri

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Haaga-Helia

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Måndag

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Suomen yrittäjät

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Nooa Säästöpankki

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Invesdor

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Vikes

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Suomen Journalistiliitto

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Heippa

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PinkAgency

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Telakka

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Suomen laki ja talous

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Deep Lead

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Oulun Diakonissalaitos

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Tukkatalo

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Grano

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AIESEC

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