Business Ideas for Development: Start your own business in your country of origin
Do you live in Germany but come originally from a developing country or emerging economy? Are you thinking of setting up a business in your country of origin? Do you already have a specific idea in mind?
We offer the advice and support you need to bring your idea to fruition and start a successful business in your home country. We help you every step of the way – before, during and after the initial start-up phase.
Our job is to give you the advice and support that you really need, depending on your business idea and your skills and experience. We finance certain measures and services in the start-up and development phase of your new business and also assist you in finding further financing options. Last but not least, we can put you in touch with other start-ups and successful entrepreneurs, and give you some valuable contacts.
We believe that migrants in Germany can use their expertise and business ideas to support development in their country of origin. They generate economic growth and create new jobs. They act as a bridge for innovation and the transfer of knowledge, and in doing so create new opportunities – primarily for their country of origin, but also for Germany.
For business start-ups in Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal we offer a range of additional services as part of the special MEETAfrica programme, which is co-financed by the European Union. For example, we can provide up to EUR 15,000 towards the development and start-up costs of a new business.
Aziz Chiki went to university in Germany and worked as a safety and security engineer. After 22 years abroad, he returned to Morocco to produce olive oil, primarily to help his home country.