is designed to provide refugees living in Turkey with a step-by-step methodology to systematically establish their enterprise and gain entrepreneurship skills.
The goal of the program is to provide refugees living in Turkey with the tools and the means to establish their business idea. The focal point of the program is to increase access to employability and foster entrepreneurship by boosting small and medium size enterprises.
What happened in Build Your Future ?
In 2018, we reached over 300 people indirectly the BYF program. With BYF program, our aim to develop solutions to reconstruct a better future for refugees and the hosting country. In order to achieve this aim, we designed ideathons, meetups and bootcamp to educate the refugees on the principles of starting a business, develop their enterprising ideas and create an operating plan to determine the next steps.
The takeaways of the entrepreneurs will be as follows:
Learn how to systematically establish a business
Completed a venture map identifying the foundational assumptions of their business on lean canvas
Learn a repeatable methodology for how to do market research
Learn how to get their message across
Create a 6-month operational plan
The selection process will be composed of 2 phases. During the initial phase, the candidates will make their application online. The second phase will consist of skype interviews with the short listed candidates.
Who are we looking for?
-Expected to be passionate about entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.
-Aspiring refugee entrepreneurs (who have detected a problem, but not developed it into a concrete solution yet or into a startup yet).
-Potential entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-50.
Young refugees who are between 18-35 ages, motivated to be an entrepreneur- (having a business or business idea will be advantage but not essential) and who are willing to scale up their business can apply the program.