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2019 | Capacity Mentions and News 

PopUp Fair and celebration of World Refugee Day! | Flüchtlinge und Migranten stellen ihre Start-Up-Ideen vor 

You are all cordially invited to join us at our annual PopUp Fair on Friday, June 21st at the Kraftwerk.

This is the final event of the Launch Programme where our entrepreneurs will unveil their projects through a poster exhibition and product displays. The event is open to the public who will have the opportunity to provide some constructive feedback and support.

Like last year, the event will also draw attention to the United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day to honour the strength and courage of millions of refugees, recognize their contributions in our community and celebrate diversity.

We look forward to welcoming you to this informal gathering and connect with our cohort of entrepreneurs. Click HERE to register

Date: Friday, 21st of June
Venue: Kraftwerk – Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich
Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Storytelling for Inclusion | Migration Edition

Capacity joined forces with our friends from Euforiaand with the support from Generali – The Human Safety Net, to organise the event: Storytelling for Inclusion | Migration Edition. This event was part of Capacity’s new module that aims to redefine the role of refugee and migrant entrepreneurs through the power of personal and professional storytelling.

2019 Information Session | Capacity’s information session 2019 edition is for potential entrepreneurs, coaches, mentors and volunteers! Become part of our Capacity Family and register here! – Incubation program tailored for entrepreneurs with refugee and migrant backgrounds by Ritah Ayebare Nyakato

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University of Zurich – Continuing Education Programs

European Union  and Edison Case Study – Capacity Mentoring Programme 

Euforia – Engagement Opportunities

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International Organisation for Migration – Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

eBay Foundation – eBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give

Bilanz – Digital Shapers on the DoGooder Category

Le Temps – Bienfaiteurs

UNCTAD – Entrepreneurship offers key to inclusion for migrants and refugees

Giving Women – Meet Capacity: “How can you empower refugee and migrant entrepreneurs in Switzerland?”

TELL Africans – Speaking With The Representatives From Capacity Zurich, An NGO That Help Refugees & Migrants To Start Their Own Business

Collaboratio Helvetica – Portraits of the Mind 

University of St. Gallen (EVOLVE) – Entrepreneurship as an alternative form of income and purpose for refugees and migrants in Switzerland

ChangeHackers – On being an accidental entrepreneur

Room To Read – The power of learning

Intercultural Education Hong Kong – International conference on social innovation and volunteerism

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Pepshot – #BeBoldForChange – How Emily Elsner Helps People Reach Their Potential

Limmattaler Zeitung – Wie eine Zürcher Organisation Flüchtlingen hilft, auf dem Arbeitsmarkt Fuss zu fassen

Ron Orp – Capacity Zurich| Entrepreneurship support for people with migrant or refugee experience

GreenBuzz – How can companies work with persons with refugee or migrant background?

Migros Kulturprozent – Caring Communities 

Tsri – 10 Zürcher Projekte, bei denen du dich engagieren kannst

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Impact Hub Zurich – Capacity Zurich | Zurich’s first Entrepreneurship Mentoring Programme for Refugees and Migrants

Ecloo – Beyond Charity: Refugees, Migrants and Entrepreneurship

Cablex – We support Capacity Initiative

20 Minuten – Zürcher Start-up

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KebedeMentee 2017

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ZouherMentee 2017

Thank you, again dear Capacity Team, for the wonderful workshops and for presenting us with such an amazing platform to learn.

TashiMentee 2017

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ValentinaCommunity Manager

Concrete knowledge transfer; wonderful team

IsabelArchitecture for Refugees

It was really wonderful and highly valuable! Thanks a million, to Capacity team, Mentors, Presenters and Startups!

VaidaMentee 2017