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Observations and opinions by The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network

“Working in a team is amazing because you have to learn about each other…even though we have different backgrounds and we think differently, we have to be balanced and work to understand each other.”

In the run up to the ICE Academy 2018, we wanted to reflect on last year’s programme and to introduce you to some of our awesome alumni. Our third and final graduate is Thanthan, a budding computer programmer who loves meditation and cheesecake. Tell us a bit about yourself… My name is Thanthan, I’m from […]

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“I think you have to take all, every opportunity. If you try everything until you find yourself, you find your future. Otherwise if you don’t try, you won’t reach anything.”

In the run up to the ICE Academy 2018, we wanted to reflect on last year’s programme and to introduce you to some of our awesome alumni. Our second interview is with Ammar, who loves watching films, especially comedies, and is hoping to study International Relations at university next year with the aim of later […]

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“When you have confidence, you can speak loudly, you can laugh…you have to be confident, and I think it’s the first step if you want to be successful.”

In the run up to the ICE Academy 2018, we wanted to reflect on last year’s programme and to introduce you to some of our awesome alumni. We kick off with Asraa, a budding photographer and ice cream lover. Since her arrival in the UK from Libya a year ago, she is always looking for […]

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The Hidden Value of Refugee Entrepreneurship

Refugee. What does the word mean to you? For many, it conjures up the following: victim; isolation; displacement; stateless; a semantic field of weakness. Delve one level further, and it’s a little more sinister – burden; hindrance; obstruction; deadweight. A pervasive message of hostility that resonates throughout Europe and constructs an image of difference and […]

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A day in the life of one of our wonderful entrepreneurs, Joudy, who take part in the 2018 Ice Academy. Bringing tog…