Join the Preschool in Berlin, Germany!

The preschool is a 3-day intensive course in entrepreneurship. You learn to develop your ideas into a business idea and get help to realize them.


In May, we will arrange a digital preschool for interested in starting up in Berlin, Germany. We meet online for live lectures and workshops.

When: May 28-30th, 2021

Where: Online – you get a link and can connect

Price: Free, but we expect you to be with us all weekend

For whom: You have an international background and a dream of creating something

Age: from 18 years and up!

Preschool sessions in Berlin

Mentors and Speakers

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen is the author and co-founder of Startup Migrants, the leading Nordic art magazine KUNSTforum and the conference Kunstweekend.no.

He has written the biography Hans Gude - an artist's life (2015) and three other books on urban development and entrepreneurship; Bykamp (2014), Startup Europe - The founders who change Europe (2016) and Startup Israel (2017).

Maria Amelie

Maria Amelie wrote her first book at the age of 25, was named Norwegian of the Year and contributed to a change in the law for refugees. She has since written four more books on entrepreneurship and technology. Maria wants to focus more on diversity as a competitive advantage, especially when it comes to new jobs and groundbreaking innovation.

Norhan Othman

Norhan is an architect and city planner powered with passion towards cities' entrepreneurship ecosystem and infrastructure-related research. She is enthusiastic about exploring how entrepreneurial cities' empower and support their citizens and migrants. Currently, she is writing her masters thesis at the Technical University in Berlin about the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Berlin and its support infrastructure. Norhan is based in Berlin where she works on scaling Forskole / Startup Preschool in Germany.

We announce more names continuously, so sign up and stay tuned!


14:00 - 19:00

We get to know each other and divide into groups

Diversity as a competitive advantage

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?

Successful entrepreneurs share their advice

09:00 - 17:30

What do you want to solve? Problem and market

Find your customer and testing

How to present your idea - pitch deck

Overview on the startup scene in Berlin

09:00 - 16:30

Orientation on the entrepreneurship support schemes in Berlin

Experiences on how to manage the legal and financial aspects of your company

How to build a network, use Linkedin

Presentation and diploma!


I do not know anything about business or finance. May I join?

Yes! You do not need any prior knowledge, just interest and desire to start something.

Do I have to have an idea to join?

No. You can join the idea of someone else and work together through the weekend. But if you suddenly get an idea, then feel free to share it. Maybe someone else will join your team and develop it further!

What if someone else takes my idea?

It is not allowed to take each other's ideas, and we clearly state that. At the gathering, it should be open and safe. Besides, most ideas need to be further developed before they can become really good.

Is the Preschool only for immigrants?

No, everyone is welcome. We are concerned with diversity in experience, background, age and beyond.


I can not be part of the whole collection.

We expect participants to be with all three days so that you get the most out of the weekend. If you can not then you should give your place to someone else.

What should I bring with me?

Bring a PC and a notebook. Together with your team, you create pitch decks in the Canva program.

I have signed up, but have not heard anything.

We usually send out emails several times before preschool. Check the spam inbox - they have ended up there. If not, let us know at muzammil@startupmigrants.com

Is everything in English?

Yes, all of the lectures are in English. You are welcome to join, even if you do not speak English fluently.

The preschool is a collaboration between Startup Migrants and Minotenk - minority policy think tank and Viken County Municipality through a Regional Innovation Program