Bergen Springboard: Job Creation by and for Immigrants & Internationals

Are you an immigrant, International, or repat in Norway with an interest in starting your own business? Join us in Bergen from August 25 – 28 to acquire the knowledge, resources, and tools to start your own business or organization.

Immigrants and Internationals need professional and employment opportunities to become proactive solution finders to business and societal challenges. The Springboard workshops address the challenges faced when trying to secure employment in Norway, by providing participants with a series of practical “how-to” to starting and growing their own businesses.

The Springboard workshops aim to synergize the tools, resources, network, and mindset shift needed for sustainable professional development. In addition, it will amplify the business creation knowledge that participants can utilize in their professional lives to secure employment either via traditional means or by starting a business.

These workshops take place over the course of 4 days, where a diverse pool of facilitators provide guidance over a variety of topics, including making a business plan, business strategy & growth, design thinking, digitalization, accounting and legal, etc.

You will hear from facilitators including but not limited to Rianne Vogels, Chisom Udeze and Kay Kagaogelo Olorunju.


Workshops are scheduled Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 – 16:00, with a half-hour lunch breaks each day and 10 minutes breaks after each hour.


To learn more about this project, register to join the workshops, or collaborate, please visit the Springboard Project Page.

We will kick-off the 4-day workshop with a Panel Discussion on 24 August, with city/community stakeholders to address the challenges, share experiences and resources to secure employment/create own business.

PS: This is a FREE event for all participants.

Springboard workshops will take place in-person. We will strictly adhere to the rules and regulations by the Norwegian Authorities with regards to the COVID-19.

Consequently, places are limited and available on a “first come first serve basis”.

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