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SINGA Italia is Looking for Entrepreneurs for their Business Lab in Milan

Applications for SINGA Italia’s Business Lab incubator are now open for their 5-month training program for migrant and refugee entrepreneurs.

By SWB Team

SINGA Italia has just launch the call for applications for their second incubation cycle. For 5 months, -their program takes entrepreneurs through a journey to transform their ideas into thriving businesses. The incubator is looking for entrepreneurs who were born outside the EU, have an entrepreneurial idea, and are living in Milan or surrounding areas.

The organization, a part of one of Europe’s most active business incubator networks for migrants, launched their Business Lab in Italy in 2019, with the first batch of entrepreneurs working across diverse industries, from co-working spaces for artisans, to entrepreneur support organizations, to logistics startups.

Reas Syed, founder of Cowo Artigiani, was part of Singa’s first cycle of startups.

With hubs in GermanyFrance, Belgium and other countries, SINGA has been one of the region’s most active network of incubators, having supported refugee and migrant entrepreneurs like Raafat Hantouch, founder of Bote. Thus, their Business Lab is a program for entrepreneurs from refugee and migrant backgrounds that specifically caters to their needs.

The program is run by SINGA Business Lab, as part of Enterprise4Integration, in collaboration with Soleterre OnlusUnione Artigiani della provincia di Milano and PerMicro – Microcredito in Italia and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The program kicks off with a 3-month pre-incubation program in March 2020. Then, the Business Lab kicks off  in June 2020. For 5 months throughout the program, mentors and experts will help entrepreneurs with legal registration, fundraising, e business development.

Note: The organization is now accepting applications for their incubation program here.

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