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Start-up opportunities

The StartHope@Home project can support you in Germany. The team helps you prepare if you later want to become self-employed in your country of origin.

Already have a business concept? But not sure where to begin? The team will assist you with courses in groups and with individual advice. The goals are to:

  • Strengthen your business skills
  • Develop new opportunities

StartHope@Home offers an individual learning process in various business areas. For instance:

  • Marketing
  • Adding customers
  • Customer service
  • Finance
  • Communication

Please talk to the relevant immigration office (Ausländerbehörde) if you wish to attend the course. This is particularly important if you do not live near where the course is held.


Important information about the work of the Social Impact Labs during Corona:

The Social Impact Labs are closed until further notice. As an alternative, telephone consultation and online coaching are offered!
Online coaching is carried out via 'Go To Meeting' in accordance with data protection regulations. 
For an insight into the work of the Social Impact Labs during Corona click here.


Duration: Up to 160 hours within 4 weeks.


  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Hamburg
  • Cologne
  • Leipzig
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
  • It may be possible to offer the courses at other locations. Please feel free to enquire.

Language: It may be possible to offer the courses in different languages. Please feel free to enquire.

Costs: None.

Target group: Migrants considering returning to their country of origin.

Attendance on the course will not affect your residence status.

Contact Social Impact gGmbH

Social Impact Lab Stuttgart
Sebastian Donath
Teckstraße 62
70190 Stuttgart

Monday–Thursday, 9:00–17:00

Social Impact Lab Frankfurt
Dorcas Spitzhorn & Marc Ziebula
Falkstraße 5
60487 Frankfurt a. M.

Thursday, 15:00–17:00.

Social Impact Lab München
Katherine Kellein
Balantstraße 73 / Haus 21 A / 3. OG
81541 München

Tuesday, 14:00–17:00.

Social Impact Lab Leipzig
Björn Vondran & Katalin Nagy
Weißenfelserstraße 65 H
04229 Leipzig

Wednesday, 10:00–13:00.

Social Impact Lab Hamburg
Anna-Sahar Syawash & Mohamad Nasser
Pastorenstraße 16–18
20459 Hamburg

Monday–Thursday, 10:00–15:30.

Social Impact Lab Köln
Ziad El-Sabbagh

Tuesday, 14:00–16:00.

Social Impact Lab Berlin
Mohamed Dahy Ahmed
Heilbronner Straße 20
10779 Berlin

Tuesday, 14:00–16:00.