Entrepreneurs

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

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...

Abdulrahman Basalama

Abdulrahman Basalama, 24, is a young entrepreneur that was born in Yemen and left the country when he was 18 years old. He started studying economics in Leipzig but dropped the course because he was depressed as he was studying and his mind was completely shattered....

Ousman Umar

“Nasco Feeding Minds aims at ‘feeding’ the minds of young people in Ghana through digital education. Through 23 schools in Ghana, we are accessing more than 5000 students, equipping them with the tools to help them having quality innovative education.” Ousman Umar is...

Zina Abboud

Zina Abboud is a young Syrian from Aleppo. She left her country to lead a decent life, protect herself and start a new future. Three years ago, SPARK organization interviewed Zina Abboud as a part of THSN project. Zina introduced talked about her journey and success...

Petra Boteková

Petra Botekova is 28 years old and was born in Slovakia. She once came to Germany as an expat and built a promising career path for herself. Nevertheless, she felt she did not have enough freedom and space to try out new things.  Working for a company meant to her to...

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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