Everyone in Europe should have equal opportunity to start a business


Europe is facing considerable challenges in regard to migration and inclusion

We have gathered best practice ideas to solve this

At Startup Migrants we map the innovation and economic output of migration in Europe. 

Many migrants start new businesses and contribute extensively to Europe’s economy. Their potential is untapped. Their contribution is barely visible. We want to show what effect founders have on wealth creation in Europe and the Middle East. 

We have interviewed more than 250 policy makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs and migrants in Europe and the Middle East. We share our insights in form of books, reports, talks and advice on policy and entrepreneurship. 

Migrants and refugees face obstacles just like every entrepreneur. How can social entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and startup communities realize the positive potential in migration? How can public sector use entrepreneurship as a policy for better integration? To answer these questions, Maria and Nicolai set out in January 2018 on a journey to write a book. They visited 20 countries and interviewed over 250 people mapping the innovation output of migration in Europe and the Middle East.

Autumn 2018 we created a Brave Founder Beginning Award together with Nordic & Global Startup Awards. Our main goal is to celebrate a migrant or refugee startup founder(s) in the technology field who has shown notable achievements over the last year in the Nordic region and acts as a role model for their own community. 

We are planning a new round in 2019.

We want to share our knowledge! Together we have more than 20 years experience with this, both as migrants and refugees ourselves. From content creation to tech journalism to over 10 published and edited books.

Get inspired! Watch our video and meet some of the founders we interviewed in our book.  

Would like to talk to us?

We would be happy to hear from you. If you need advice, want to buy our books or book a lecture with us. We are based in Oslo and Berlin, but hey the whole of Europe is home.  

Reach out to us at contact@startupmigrants.com

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