In Västerbotten we are funding two projects which focuses on businesses among newly arrived immigrants and one project 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

Fast track North for entrepreneurs

What? Training in entrepreneurship and individual advice – a business school and entrepreneurial introduction in basic Swedish (online and physical meetings) to increase knowledge, inspire, and network on the topic of Running a business in Sweden.
Project principal: Almi Företagspartner Nord
Project is running in: Västerbotten and Norrbotten
Project period: 01/06/2017 – 19/12/2019
Contact person: Torbjörn Edvall, Almi Företagspartner Nord
Learn more: almi.seexternal link

Projects for entrepreneurship among foreign-born women

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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