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Capacity delivers its activities through collaboration with experts. The 2016 Business Mentoring Programme has enrolled over 30 business, mentoring and coaching experts to deliver mentoring sessions and training workshops, and benefited from discussions with many others from across the business, charitable and entrepreneurship community. We want to build a community of experts who can work together to support refugees and migrants as they begin their integration to the Swiss economy, and we’d love you to be part of that journey.

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Mentors

Mentor and mentee hard at work on a business plan (c) Stefan Benke-Bruderer
Mentor and mentee hard at work on a business plan (c) Stefan Benke-Bruderer

We are always looking for people with significant mentoring and/or coaching experience to support individuals undertaking entrepreneurship or employment activities. The current cohort of mentors in our Mentoring Programme have ended up mentoring people from around the world and supporting them as they negotiate the legal aspects of setting up a company, helping them to make life-choices such as whether to undertake further education/professional qualifications, and ensuring that important documents such as CVs and cover/application letters for employment, sponsorship, etc., are well-written and likely to succeed. Alongside this the mentors have been supporting the participants with cultural tips and intercultural training on life in Switzerland as entrepreneurs, helping them to build the social knowledge that they need to succeed. Do you want to provide support to a refugee or migrant as they enter the world of business? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Capacity team at info@capacityzurich.ch



Workshop trainers

Participants and their trainers enjoying an outdoors workshop as part of the 2016 mentoring programme
Participants and their trainers enjoying an outdoors workshop as part of the 2016 mentoring programme

We have had over 30 business experts from the Zurich business environment join the 2016 programme to deliver workshops on key topics for entrepreneurs, including marketing, goal-setting, networking, business model development, and more. For just a few hours of work, supported by the Capacity team, these workshops have provided bilingual practical support and training to ensure that our participants have the tools they need to run a successful business or social project. If this sounds like something you could look to help with in 2017, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Capacity team at info@capacityzurich.ch



Other expertise

Sharing thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in Switzerland
Sharing thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in Switzerland

As our first cohort of participants graduates from the programme, they will need ongoing business support. We are looking to build a community of experts who we can turn to when participants and others ask us for support with specific things. If you feel that you could offer occasional one-off business/project support to an individual then please get in touch with the Capacity team at info@capacityzurich.ch with an outline of what areas you would be able to offer support with.