LOK.STARTupCAMP international supports refugees with a fair chance of residence permit, who want to get self employed, providing the appropriate tools. We do counselling as well as qualifying. Our entrepreneurshiptraining is based on expert knowledge by multilingual coaches. Moreover, we are providing a space where people can work on their business plans with the help of our advisers.
What is LOK.STARTupCAMP international doing for you?
- In a first meeting we speak about your plans, about your experiences and your knowledge
In our first meeting we also find out whether your planned start up generally is possible and whether there are further formal issues required.In the following assessment we deepen our first impression and clarify the perspectives of your business idea.
- Our Coaches will then compile the business planing with you to have the business prepared professionally
Counselling will take part on an individual base or in group. Together you and your coach will work out your business plan; we assist you in accessing the financial means for your enterprise and in finding the right space. You receive help in handling authorities; in our specialised workshops you extend your knowledge in bookkeeping, taxes, marketing etc.
In order to build up your own enterprise successfully, you need German language skills. In our conversation meetings we speak about those business matters that are important and interesting for you.
Being newly arrived in Berlin you do not know the city, their inhabitants and the places which are important for your business. Our city tours and further information show you what you have to know.
- Our business lab provides a place where you can prepare your business in peace
The business lab gives you the opportunity of doing research, calculating and writing. You communicate with the other founders inside the lab, probably plan common business with them and develop networks. An experienced coach gives support on any question concerning your business.
- Mentors connected to economy accompany you technical and mental
We match you as entrepreneur and as mentors businesswomen or businessmen, who like to pass on their knowledge and their experience, and build tandems out of it. The regular exchange between both of you provides you with valuable knowledge and so accelerates a faster arrival in your new environment. Also your mentors will benefit by getting new experience on your homeland and your culture.
What has to be done now?
- Apply for the program
Call or write us for a date.
– Maria Kiczka-Halit, 030,297 797 31, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Michael Mashofer, 030,297 797 36, email@example.com
We are getting to know you and your ideas and will agree on further steps.
- Start the preparations of your business
Up to 20 hours of counselling will be at your disposal. You can take part on workshops you need. Business lab is opened at fixed times for you. The dates for conversation trainings we fix together. Also we organize the tandems and match you with your mentor.
- Put up your business
After a maximum of 6 months you are fit for the final set up. At this point we also will be at your side (assistance in getting access to finance, assistance in finding the right place for your business, assistance in handling bureaucratic affairs)
Where do you find us?
LOK.a.Motion GmbH, Boppstraße 7, house A, 3rd floor, 10967 Berlin
(U Schönleinstraße, U + Bus Hermannplatz)
What are the costs of your participation?
The Berlin local business council enables this project. Therefore, there will be no fees for participating.
The Berlin local business council finances projects of vocational and academic education and knowledge transfer as well as projects of integration of refugees in the training and job market. LOK.STARTupCAMP international was chosen in the second promotion period among a multiplicity of submitted project ideas as one of the education projects financed by local business council.