Kristiansand Springboard: Job Creation for and by Immigrants & Internationals

Are you an immigrant, international, or repat in Norway with an interest in starting your own business? Join us in Kristiansand from October 27 – 30 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 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 will provide guidance on a variety of topics, including making a business plan, business strategy & growth, design thinking, digitalization, accounting and legal, etc.

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

To learn more about the program, 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 26 October, with city and community stakeholders to address the challenges, share experiences and resources to secure employment/create your own business.

Register for the Panel here:

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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