Webinar: Enterprising Cities: Incubating Immigrant Entrepreneurship

October 04, 2011

Good Ideas from Helsinki and Vienna!

Cities of Migration hosted an international webinar with two city-led programs in Helsinki and Vienna that are boosting the local economy by providing practical tools and services that help new immigrant entrepreneurs turn good ideas into business success.

Creating opportunities to start and grow small businesses is important to a city’s entrepreneurial culture and a healthy, resilient economy. Immigrants bring talent, energy, a wealth of innovative business ideas and investments to our cities. How is your city supporting new immigrant entrepreneurs?

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Featured Good Ideas:


Dr. Gabriele Tatzberger
Department Manager, Mingo

Gabriele Tatzberger studied Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Technology in Vienna and did her doctor’s degree at the University of Technology in Delft/NL in 2008. Since 2000 she worked at the Austrian Institute of Regional Studies and Spatial Planning as project manager and from 2003 was member of the board. She joined the Vienna Business Agency in 2008, and is now head of department for Mingo, an initiative for small business, start-ups and special support for entrepreneurs with migrant background, and managing director of Vienna Region GmbH and ARGE Centrope.

Elie El-Khouri
Project Manager, EnterpriseHelsinki

Elie El-Khouri works for the City of Helsinki (The Economic and Planning Centre) as the Business advisor and also as Project Manager Regional Business Services for Immigrants (EnterpriseHelsinki). Elie El-Khouri graduated with a Building Engineer degree, is also authorized as a business advisor from Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki. Elie El-Khouri is a member in the Advisory Board on Immigration and Integration represent (NCP) National Coalition Party.

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