Into action not depression

Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH, German Entrepreneur Special Award 2016

At Kiron refugees can start to study as soon as they they arrive instead of being idle for years while the authorities process their applications. The panel of experts was greatly impressed by this innovative approach to integrating people into the job market and earned the Berliners the German Entrepreneur 2016 Special Award.

The company at a glance

Year founded 2015
Founders Markus Kre├čler, Christoph Staudt,
Vincent Zimmer
Starting capital 50.000 euros
Employees 30 permanent, 300 volunteers

People need the prospect of a future