Building a new life and contributing to the future of our society together – this is what many newcomers in Germany are currently working towards. Many aspire to achieve this by using their professional experiences, knowledge, and ideas to launch their own ventures.
Despite living in Berlin, a city that is surely not suffering from a shortage of startup support offers, many newcomer entrepreneurs do not have access to these opportunities – and many of these opportunities do not have access to these new and innovative entrepreneurs.
In addition to language and administrative barriers, many newcomers do not have the same level of access to the social capital and networks necessary to get their businesses or projects off the ground. Similarly, many of the mainstream entrepreneurship support services are unaware of the structural barriers their programs pose for newly arrived people to Germany.
One of SINGA’s main goals is to accompany, guide and learn from the projects of people in exile. Be it past entrepreneurs, people with new ideas about how to benefit society or artists with talents in search of the right stage, SINGA will connect them with the right experts and tools to make their ideas a reality. It is very important for us not to duplicate existing support structures. Instead, our incubator builds on our extensive network of experts and mentors by cooperating with existing business consulting, workshop and training offers in the city.
The entrepreneurs in our program will be paired with mentors and potential project partners. They will have access to individual consultation and career training. Our organization, together with our corporate and non-profit partners will assist participants in developing sustainable business plans, prototypes and crowdfunding campaigns of their own. Furthermore, we will help participants to have access to improved funding opportunities. We will also promote greater public awareness about their projects and businesses.
SINGA has been developing innovative solutions since 2012, to enable newcomers and locals to use their social and professional talents and expertise to contribute to a flourishing society together. We now exist in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the UK.
We're now ready to scale our successful formats such as the Business Lab and our Professional Mentoring Program to other places in Germany. We're currently developing trainings and consult partners how to use our methodology when aiming to create a more accessible labour market and inclusive incubation practices. Thank you for supporting us in this!