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Project Phoenix



Project Phoenix empowers refugees and migrants in Europe through providing access to financing for entrepreneurial, small business and self-sustaining initiatives. We do this through:

  • Identifying promising, sustainable business projects initiated and run by refugees.

  • Supporting refugee-entrepreneurs in their project through financial investment, business mentoring and showcasing their work to the greater community.

  • Accelerating integration of refugees into their new environment and allowing them to demonstrate their value as contributing members of society.

  • Assisting with re-qualification of professionals.

Using an incubator approach, we work closely with Project Phoenix beneficiaries and existing local startup incubators, social services, legal support and local government to provide financial support and wrap-around assistance required to launch and follow-through on a successful new project. This allows us to involve the wider community in investing in these projects, and brings them in as partner stakeholders in seeing them succeed.

In addition to direct financial support to refugee entrepreneurs, we will provide an online forum for publishing articles, best practices and thought leadership on issues of social business, micro-lending, immigration and integration policy.



+34 675 05 99 70




Barcelona / Berlin 


Our Team

Michael is the co-founder of The Phoenix Project. He moved to Barcelona in August 2016 and wanted to start a business that has a real impact on society.

"I always wanted to show that it is possible to run a sustainable business that has a positive impact. Helping those excluded by our society can be best achieved by providing them with meaningful employment and demonstrating that they are valuable members of society".



Jen is the co-founder of Project Phoenix. She has lived in Hungary, Russia, the Czech Republic and now Germany. She is originally from the US and has a background in NGO development, philanthropic advising and organisational learning.

"I have spent a great part of my life living in other countries, and grew up in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic home. At times I feel like a professional immigrant! The challenges of being a newcomer are not new to me, and I want to help offer solutions for those who have had to leave their homes not by choice, but by tragedy, and now wish to build new lives in their newly adopted country. I hope that Project Phoenix can help erase borders and elevate people - economically and socially - and that this, in turn, leads to less pain, greater joy and a broader sense of global community."