Inclusion is together with Norges Vel, Etablerertjensten Øvre Romerike and Business Jessheim arranging a startup programme for newly arrived refugees in the Romerike region, east of Oslo. The Business Compass for new arrivals startup programme which takes place between 28 November and 31 December this year opened last Monday at Business Jessheim coworking hub. The County Councilor in Viken County Johan Edvard Grimstad was present to open the programme (see picture). 15 startups pre-dominantly from Ukraine participate. It appears that many of them have good business ideas with high potential for commercial realisation. The program consists of two full-day sessions, which shall provide good insight into formal requirements around start-up, sales, market and how Norwegian businesslife works. The purpose of the Business Compass programme is to enable the participants to develop good, sustainable business models and realistic business plans. Participants receive one-to-one follow-up from dedicated startup adviser, access to a mentor and local network. Programme is funded by Viken County (Viken fylke).
Read more about the programme here
Article about the opening day and programme from Viken County (in Norwegian only)
Picture: Viken fylkeskommune