Entrepreneurs

Get to know motivated migrants, their ambitious business ideas and their entrepreneurial experiences in the European region.

Mohamed Alshartah

“Learn about the culture of a new country, region, and city first. Learn from your mistakes. Know yourself, your strengths and your weaknesses.” In 2014, Mohamed Alshartah travelled from Syria to Belgium as a refugee. A new and different culture has motivated him to...

Marielle Flores-Moens 

After completing her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication in 2007, Marielle started her first business in affiliate marketing for a global skin care brand based in the United States. When she moved to Belgium from the Philippines last year to In Belgium,...

Azhar Mohamad

Azhar Mohamad, 25 years old, used to worked in the textile industry in his home country of Bangladesh. He as supervisedor of a department of 40 people. Yet, when he arrived in Italy, he realised technology is evolving, and saw a it could become a business opportunity...

A mother-daughter cake-making duo

Every day, Zoryana and her mother open the shutters of the shop, turn on their baking ovens, start the mixer and bring their colourful creations worthy of weddings, baptisms and communions from the fridge to the display cabinates at the front of their shop. Zoryana is...

Almaz Andezion

Almaz recalls her mother busily operating her successful home-based beer brewery as a child. People loved the local, Eritrean beverage and the income helped her mother to better support her family during the difficult war days. However, once the conflict...

Samwich

Iranian friends, Sepehr Borumand and Sam Rastegar, always dreamt of becoming entrepreneurs. The two friends worked alongside each other as managers in a Tehran-based company and later, Sam married Sepehr’s sister, making them a closenit family. Until Sam left for...

Henri Kelmendi

   Henri Kelmendi was three years old when his parents decided to flee from their homeland Albania to Germany. Looking back, Henri is very grateful for the warmly welcome in the new country and remembers that his parents were lucky enough to find jobs quickly. He used...

Nael Fayad

   Nael Fayad is from Syria and worked his whole life in the saddlery and upholstery business in his home country. Together with his wife and two daughters he lived a comfortable life until the day he had to make the decision to flee to Germany. That was five years...

This website is part of the project Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow — EMEN-UP (no. 764398) which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)

The Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow

This website is part of the project Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow — EMEN-UP (no. 764398) which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)

The Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow

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