This September Itzinya will be piloting the StartUp Academy in Amersfoort (The Netherlands). A group of approximately 15 business minded newcomers to The Netherlands will be going through a 3 month program which empowers them to experiment with and start their own business. In the program facilitators will accompany the group on their journey and lead them in discussions, reflections and exercises. Often using their own and each others business ideas as an example to make them even better.
Most people came to The Netherlands as refugee or migrant from countries such as Syria and Iraq. While there are many initiatives in The Netherlands that help newcomers find a job, for business minded people it makes much more sense to start their own business. Itzinya helps these entrepreneurial people by providing them with training and empowering them to use their talents in the process of starting a business.