The project, which is funded by Berliner Wirtschaft, supports refugees who have a high chance of being granted asylum. It offers help with all issues faced on the way to self-employment. LOK offers its participants:

  • Business development
  • Training in entrepreneurial soft skills
  • Mentoring in entrepreneurship
  • A five-month curriculum in a small group


SINGA Business Lab is an entrepreneurship and incubation programme specialising in entrepreneurs who have newly arrived in Germany. SINGA offers training and support in developing business models, establishing and managing a company, and legal and financial issues.


The start-up class for refugees is a compact, half-day workshop. Taught in Arabic, it gives its attendees an overview of how to become self-employed in Berlin.


The IBB investment bank has established its programme “Micro-loan from the SME fund” for refugees who wish to start a business. Culture-specific seminars for entrepreneurs are available at http://www.vielfalt-gruendet.de/en/.


GUWBI e.V. offers free orientation advice for entrepreneurs and self-employed migrants, focussing especially on new arrivals and refugees.


.T. Kearney and its employees supported Start-Up Your Future by becoming Gründerpaten and carrying out training sessions and workshops on a wide range of topics. A.T. Kearney is a leading international management consulting firm. It offers its clients committed support in solving their most critical tasks to achieve immediate change and long-term advantages.