In Jönköping we are funding two projects which focuses on businesses among newly arrived immigrants and four projects which focuses on business ownership among foreign-born women.

Projects for business ownership among newly arrived immigrants

Joint fast track for business owners

What? Training in running a business and individual guidance. The project works with a business school in basic Swedish, online advice, individually and in groups, and with digital tools and videos online.
Project principal: Almi Företagspartner AB (parent company)
Project is running in: Throughout Sweden
Project period: 01/10/2017 – 16/12/2019
Contact person: Maroun Aoun, Almi Företagspartner AB
Learn more: almi.seexternal link

Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)

What? Training in running a business as well as individual guidance combined with a mentorship programme. The project gives newly arrived immigrants information about creating and running companies in Sweden and prepares and supports them through individual advice and training in English. The participants receive training and advice based on their own needs.
Project principal: Stiftelsen Svenska Jobs and Society/Nyföretagarcentrum
Project is running in: Gävleborg, Jämtland, Jönköping, Skåne, Stockholm, Södermanland, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Västra Götaland, and Östergötland.
Project period: 01/05/2017 – 16/12/2019
Contact person: Harry Goldman, Nyföretagarcentrum
Learn more: nyföretagarcentrum.comexternal link

Projects for entrepreneurship among foreign-born women

Integration and skills provision in Jönköping county

What? The project aims to improve the skills provision in Jönköping county by improving integration. The project will work with the business promotion system to ensure more equal support and to investigate the need for support among foreign-born women in starting their own business/entering the job market.
Project principal: Region Jönköpings län
Project is running in: Jönköping county
Project period: 01/01/2019 – 31/01/2021
Contact person: Peter Johansson, Region Jönköpings län
Learn more: rjl.seexternal link

Female entrepreneurs

What? Course in starting your own business and networking initiatives for newly arrived female entrepreneurs in Mullsjö.
Project principal: Mullsjö municipality
Project is running in: Mullsjö municipality, Jönköping county
Project period: 01/01/2019 – 30/06/2019
Contact person: Axel Halje, Mullsjö municipality

Entrepreneurial support for women of non-European descent (mentorship)

What? The pilot project aims to produce a specialisation within the mentorship programme with women of non-European descent as the target group.
Project principal: Stiftelsen Svenska Jobs and Society/Nyföretagarcentrum
Project is running in: Stockholm (Järva, Huddinge/Botkyrka, Västerort, Haninge/Nynäshamn, Järfälla), Jönköping, and Skåne (Malmö).
Project period: 11/01/2018 – 31/12/2019
Contact person: Elisabet Sannas, Nyföretagarcentrum

Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)

What? A project to establish the Yalla Trappan concept and methods in the five participating regions in order to establish new cooperative companies and to strengthen existing cooperatives for immigrant women. The aim is to increase employment and entrepreneurship among immigrant women through cooperative entrepreneurship, employment, internships or work preparation measures such as education and study circles.
Project principal: Coompanion Sverige ekonomisk förening
Project is running in: Blekinge (Karlskrona, Ronneby, Sölvesborg and Karlshamn), Dalarna (Borlänge), Jönköping (Jönköpings kommun, Öxnehaga), Västerbotten (Skellefteå), and Västra Götaland (Fyrbodal-Mellerud).
Project period: 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2020
Contact person: Jenny Kowalewski, Coompanion

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