Refugee Entrepreneurs Denmark (RED)
Turning the refugee crisis into an opportunity
Our vision is to transform the “refugee crisis into a refugee opportunity”. We aim to do this by unleashing the potential of refugees creating motivated and empowered individuals by using entrepreneurship as a integration tool and leveraging its multi dimensional aspects to educate and expand the life chances for the individual.
We are a social enterprise that facilitates business incubator and accelerator programmes, especially designed for the support of refugees. Although only established officially in mid 2016, R.E.D. has currently more than ten enterprises across many business stages and branches. The R.E.D. programme operates on two levels, firstly within an incubation role supporting the entrepreneur in the construction of a business from start-up to a realization stage. Secondly R.E.D. also facilitates an accelerator stage, giving the refugees access to potential investor networks and reciprocal partnerships for mutual benefit. This, and more, is what makes up R.E.Ds incubation and acceleration processes.
We also provide various workshops on idea generation, business creation, as well as consulting to already established businesses or NGOs, private or governmental agencies looking to combine entrepreneurship and integration.