Västra Götaland

In Västra Götaland we are funding five 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.se

Mentorship programme for newcomers wanting to start a business

What? Mentorship programme – each participant is matched with a mentor who supports and guides the participant based on their individual needs. The mentors are local business owners who have established networks with local economic partners. The participants and mentors meet continually over the course of a year. The project is run in close cooperation with the Public Employment Service.
Project principal: NFC Service AB in Västra Götaland
Project is running in: Västra Götaland
Project period: 19/06/2017 – 16/12/2019
Contact person: Goran Rajkovic, NFC Service AB in Västra Götaland
Learn more: mentor4entrepreneurs.se


What? Online training in running a business as well as individual guidance combined with a mentorship programme. The digital platform allows for participants from anywhere in Sweden.
Project principal: Insamlingsstiftelsen IFS Rådgivningscentrum
Project is running in: Dalarna, Gävleborg, Halland, Stockholm, Södermanland, Värmland, Västra Götaland, and Örebro
Project period: 01/08/2017 – 19/10/2018
Contact person: Amir Almaleh, Insamlingsstiftelsen IFS Rådgivningscentrum
Learn more: yumpzone.com

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.com

Uppväxlat Fast Track (Enhanced Fast Track)

What? Training in running a business and individual guidance. Business school with different industry specialisations such as Green business, Service production, Creative industries, Social entrepreneurship, Food-based business, Innovation, and Export/import.
Project principal: City of Gothenburg Västra Hisingen
Project is running in: Västra Götaland
Project period: 01/09/2017 – 16/12/2019
Contact person: Samira Savarani, City of Gothenburg Västra Hisingen

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: Petra Ivarsson, Coompanion

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