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Talent & Startup incubator for persons with a refugee or migrant background

Empowering refugees and migrants through entrepreneurship and labour market integration programmes

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What is the Capacity Effect?

What we do

Capacity seeks to build a society that is open and supportive of everyone, regardless of their background.

We work at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and social inclusion. Therefore, we run a talent and startup incubator for people with refugee or migrant background who would like to launch a business or socio-cultural initiative in Switzerland.

Each year, we offer comprehensive programmes which include numerous personal and professional development tools for our participants to find opportunities that are as big as their dreams.

Workshops & Training

Interactive Workshops guided through the Lean Start-up and Design Thinking Methods on topics such as entrepreneurship, business development, storytelling, community building, intercultural communication, integration and diversity

Mentoring & Coaching Program | Corporate Volunteering

Experienced local professionals support our participants to launch their business idea or social/cultural initiative. Our programme is a 2-way engagement in business and project co-creation. Contact us if you want to become a corporate partner and offer our popular corporate volunteering package to your employees!


Networking opportunities for individuals and companies who are passionate about social justice and radical inclusion

Featured 2022 Participants

Anthony Bello

Spicy Roots

Joana Ribeiro


Anastasia & Oksana Kosenko

Spicy Roots

Ale Pernalete

The Design Hack

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Viktoria Dzhamgarova

Sehrat Yenican

Bedada Wario

Stefanie Troxler

Our Programs

Entrepreneurship Programme

The Capacity Entrepreneurship Programme is designed to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of persons.

Access Programme

The pilot of the Access Programme was carried out successfully and ended in May 2022. It focused primarily on the job application process and networking.

Access Fast Track

Access Fast Track is our response to the Ukrainian crisis, but is open to a wider group of talented people.

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