Become a Supporter!

Become a supporter!


Become a supporter!




In a little over a year, our entrepreneurs have managed to launch 12 businesses and raise €250,000 in investment. Together, we have saved the Dutch government over €50k in social welfare costs, and the income of our participants has increased in over €70k. We are so motivated by these results that we have set the target of assisting 200 entrepreneurs with a refugee background to launch their own businesses in Europe by the end of 2020.

In order to continue to do what we do best – making entrepreneurship a sustainable solution to the integration and economic empowerment of newcomers, we need your help. If you too believe in our mission, please contribute, and help us fund our next incubator programs. By doing so, you are enabling dozens of newcomers to start their entrepreneurial careers and give themselves and their families a fresh start.

In a little over a year, our entrepreneurs have managed to launch 12 businesses and raise €250,000 in investment. Together, we have saved the Dutch government over €50k in social welfare costs, and the income of our participants has increased in over €70k. We are so motivated by these results that we have set the target of assisting 200 entrepreneurs with a refugee background to launch their own businesses in Europe by the end of 2020.

In order to continue to do what we do best – making entrepreneurship a sustainable solution to the integration and economic empowerment of newcomers, we need your help. If you too believe in our mission, please contribute, and help us fund our next incubator programs. By doing so, you are enabling dozens of newcomers to start their entrepreneurial careers and give themselves and their families a fresh start.



Costs Breakdown

Your donations can help finance several different modules in our program:




Meet some of our past participants:



Shadi – Elanza


Through his innovative platform Elanza, Shadi connects Dutch nurses to healthcare institutions. Shadi received an €80.000 seed investment through Refugees Forward. Do you want to see the beta platform? Then visit www.elanza.nl!


Manar – Hoooop


Former CEO of a company with 200 people in Syria, Manar and his team of 2 people launched the app “Hoooop”, empowering immigrants, illiterates and women to find jobs in their region, all by making use of their own language. Manar received a big investment to start the business. Check out the website on https://www.hoooop.nl/!


Anas – Mpowerment


As a former talent developer, Anas decided to certify blue-collar workers with a refugee background through his social enterprise Mpowerment. His current focus is on training truck drivers, who after certification (theory and practice) will be employed for at least a year.


If you have any questions regarding the fundraising campaign or the payment process contact finance@refugeesforward.org. For any other questions related to RF you can always reach us on info@refugeesforward.org.