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2020 | Capacity Mentions, News & Upcoming Events

OECD High-Level Policy Forum

Building a Whole-of-Society Approach to Emerging Migration and Integration Challenges 
Paris, 16 January 2020

Capacity participated along with the Swiss delegation of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in the OECD High-level Policy Forum on Migration and Integration and a formal ministerial dinner.

We were proud to represent Switzerland and showcase the talent of and work with refugees and migrants, as an example of local good practices.

Innovator by The Red Bulletin | Capacity’s work was featured in RedBull Innovation Bulletin.

See the whole article (in German) here.


2019 | Capacity Mentions, News & Past Events

Storytelling for Inclusion | Our last public event was on October the 14th at the Kraftwerk where we are showcasing cross-generational experiences of migration.

SwissInfo| Learn about the first-hand refugee experiences of our co-founder Ana Maria Angarita and two of our determined entrepreneurs Mohamad Aldahouk and Natalia Sierra, as refugees. Access the interview HERE.



CNN Money Switzerland | From Welfare to Workforce – Capacity’s co-founder, Valentina Velandia, represented our community of refugee and migrant entrepreneurs during 2019’s #WorldRefugeeDay

CNN | The Living Markets – Don’t Forget Women Refugees

PopUp Fair and World Refugee Day 2019 | Our co-founder, Ana Maria Angarita, tells her story as an asylum seeker | Flüchtlinge und Migranten stellen ihre Start-Up-Ideen vor 

StartupTicker.chIncubation program tailored for entrepreneurs with refugee and migrant backgrounds by Ritah Ayebare Nyakato

Wicki PartnersWicki Partners unterstützt Capacity Zurich

University of ZurichContinuing Education Programs

European Union  and Edison Case Study | Capacity Mentoring Programme 

EuforiaEngagement Opportunities

2018 | Capacity Mentions and News 

UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

eBay FoundationeBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give

BilanzDigital Shapers on the DoGooder Category

Le TempsBienfaiteurs

UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Entrepreneurship offers a 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 HelveticaPortraits of the Mind 

The 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 ReadThe power of learning

Intercultural Education Hong KongInternational conference on social innovation and volunteerism

2017 | Capacity Mentions and News 

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

Limmattaler ZeitungWie eine Zürcher Organisation Flüchtlingen hilft, auf dem Arbeitsmarkt Fuss zu fassen

Ron OrpCapacity Zurich| Entrepreneurship support for people with migrant or refugee experience

GreenBuzzHow can companies work with persons with refugee or migrant background?

Migros KulturprozentCaring Communities 

Tsri10 Zürcher Projekte, bei denen du dich engagieren kannst

2016 | Capacity Mentions and News 

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

EclooBeyond Charity: Refugees, Migrants and Entrepreneurship

Cablex | We support Capacity Initiative

20 MinutenZürcher Start-up

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Thanks a lot for everything! I cannot explain you how excited I am that I got to know the Capacity Team. The kindness, support and all the encouragement you give means a lot to me and to all of us. It has been a life changing experience!

KebedeMentee 2017

This programme has been wonderful. Special thanks to the presenters, mentors and mentees ?

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

I have never worked in an environment that represents such a safe space for all, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic or migratory status. Capacity is a space for everybody to shine."

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