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Entrepreneurship for Refugees: Business Plan Wrap Up was a major success!

On November 30 the program Entrepreneurship for Refugees was concluded with the business plan wrap up – a real highlight.

At the start-up center of <link https: _blank>aws, the five participants Hala Khamam, Ziyada Shabaan, Mehdi Bizolm, Hosam Almoghraby and Ahmed Andoura presented their ideas and business plans. The ideas ranged from different types of restaurants over online services for travellers and tourists to a language and cultural center.

The presentations showed the participant’s visions and entrepreneurial spirit. Most of them were already successful entrepreneurs in their home countries. The CEC workshop helped them to take up where they left off back home and to apply their knowledge and experiences in Austria. The highlight was the restaurant presentation for all senses. Delicious tastes of Hummus, Falafel and Fatteh excited the senses of taste and smell, as they were prepared “live” for the presentation. These tastes merged the traditional oriental kitchen with a modern and authentic style.

A great thank you goes to the members of our jury: Raphaela Toncic-Sorinj (Ashoka), Tülay Tuncel (Wirtschaftsagentur), Michael Hofegger (aws), Harald C. Klien (CD Invest Consult) and em.Prof. Adolf Stepan (TU Wien). With their critical questions and productive feedback they brought the future entrepreneurs a step further to realising the dream of an own company.

It was a pleasure to also welcome a participant of the <link https: programme business_school professional_mba_entrepreneurship_innovation _blank>Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation to this event. He shared helpful insights based on his own experiences and it helped to build a network between these programs. The networking and exchange of ideas was an important part in the breaks and the informal conclusion of the event.

The jury selected the best and most promising business plans and the future entrepreneurs were presented with consultation checks from aws. Because of the new network, contacts and constructive feedback of the jury and the audience, the business plan wrap up was a great success for all!

Continuing Education Center

TU Wien has established itself as one of the most renowned providers of continuing education in Austria. Since 2005, all postgraduate university courses have been offered under the roof of the Continuing Education Center (CEC). The internationally oriented CEC opens up the full potential of a technical and scientific education to its participants & alumni.

The integration of all faculties allows for the connection of existing unique expertise, ensures synergy effects and promotes innovation. In addition, cooperation with selected external partners guarantee the constant expansion and internationalisation of the programs. With a broad range of Master programs and seminars, students from 87 nations, a top faculty and international accreditations, the CEC continuously rises to the challenge of innovation and up-to-date continuing education.

Currently, the CEC offers postgraduate studies, university courses and expert seminars in the fields of Real Estate, Construction & Habitation, Environment & Energy as well as Management. This widespread portfolio of the CEC opens up new fields of business to innovative individuals with relevant professional experience.


  • <link https: seminare spezialseminare entrepreneurship4refugees _blank>Entrepreneurship for Refugees
  • <link https: home _blank>Continuing Education Center (CEC) der TU Wien