This initiative provides mentoring programs and financing to help refugees start their own businesses. Based in Finland, Startup Refugees was founded by television talk show personalities Tunna Milonoff and Riku Rentala of Docventures.
A number of companies and individuals have already supported the venture, which empowers asylum seekers to begin new lives in a new country. The mentoring programs and innovation incubators are specifically designed for arriving business leaders, who can contribute to the economy in a positive way and earn money rather than spending time in processing centers.
This not only helps refugees find work and help them land on their feet after a harrowing ordeal, it also allows them to have a beneficial economic impact and get involved in the workforce.