R Ventures forum Event (22 June, Berlin). A unique platform bringing stakeholders together to address Refugee and Migration Challenge

R Ventures Forum

Auditorium Friedrichstrasse,
Berlin, Germany

22 June 2018


R Ventures Foundation is an organisation focussed on promoting integration of refugees in the host country by way of education & entrepreneurship. The idea was conceived at TedxZaventem, where Mr. Shantanu Prakash, member of Global Futures Council on Migration at World Economic Forum (WEF) gave a talk about refugee entrepreneurship. We have closely been working with several think tanks, policy makers, corporations, educational institutions and foundations including MediaTenor, Netherlands Business Academy (NLBA), Invictus Capital, Mentally Fit Institute (MFI) and Gratias Partners to formulate a solid approach to promote entrepreneurship among refugees. We are also devising techniques in order measure the impact of such businesses on the economy and contribution to UN SDG’s.

Together we hope to discuss, debate, inspire each other and drive home tangible solutions.

Our mission is to inspire refugees to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities by enabling access to capital and ecosystem, which will facilitate their business development.


Opening Address: Archish Mittal, Executive Director, R Ventures Forum

Keynote: Dr. Henrik Syse, Nobel Peace Prize Committee

1. Challenges of Refugee /Migrant Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Archish Mittal

Mursal Hedayat, Chatterbox
Sina Azizi, Future Invest
Omar Munie, Omar Munie Clothing
Omar Alfashi, Beuraucrazy
Ahmad Abdirhahman, Sweden, Political Week

2. Private sector involvement to Promote Integration
Moderator: Daniela Kaisth, Gratias Partners

Kunal Sachdeva, Global Chief Digital Advisor(EMEA), Microsoft
Eva Zauke, COO, SAP
Pieter Riemers, Linklaters
Albert Metter, Founder, Ameria
Announcement – Launch of R Ventures Program

3. Policy Makers take on integration
Moderator: Henirk Syse, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)

Nicole Huber, City Manager, Heidelberg
Anne Lauvergeon, Former CEO, AREVA
Cez Ozemdir, MP, Germany*

4. Role of Media: Shaping the Narrative
Moderator: Leonard Stall, Philanthropy Age

Peter Limbourg, DG, Deutsche Welle
Matt Pickles, BBC
Maysoun Azzam, Al Arabiya
Apoorva Mittal, Blogger

Closing Remarks: Raza Ibrahim, Director, R Ventures Forum