Shatila Studio creates bespoke, hand-made needle art and women’s fashion. All our products are made entirely in-house.
Bridge is a social enterprise platform that connects the general public with cultural experiences offered by refugees sharing their story, culture, and cuisine as a means to earn a supplemental income.
Yapip is a marketplace that connects online traders to financial analysts expert at low trading fees to increase gains for traders.
Abdulfatah Sabouni is a fourth generation soap maker originally from Aleppo, Syria. Making soap has been his family business for more than 125 years, such that his last name, Sabouni, means soap maker.
Founded by Mohamed Malim, a Somali-American entrepreneur and former refugee, Epimonia is a fashion company dedicated to raising awareness around refugee issues in the United States. Epimonia sells fashion accessories, including a bracelet made out of recycled life-vests previously worn by refugees. Epimonia sources its life-vests in partnership with the non-profit organization, Refugees4Refugees, which sends its volunteers to Lesbos, a Greek Island where many refugees arrive. The final “embracelets” are then made in the Netherlands by refugees employed by the Dream Factory, owned by Mr. Malim’s uncle Omar Munie, a Dutch-Somali fashion designer.
WorkAround was founded by CEO Wafaa Arbash out of her desire to create a sustainable solution to the challenges faced by displaced people. WorkAround offers refugees, displaced persons, and other marginalized communities the opportunity to engage in “micro-work.” Individuals are hired as consultants through the WorkAround platform and then hired by a variety of technology, health, and education firms to provide data management, annotation, and cleaning services.
Shiffer is a peer-to-peer online logistics platform that connects travelers willing and able to transport physical shipments with individuals needing to ship documents. The company was founded by Azhar Al Madani and a team of refugees living in Iraq, Turkey, and the Netherlands. They were motivated by their difficult experiences maintaining accurate documentation across borders. The prohibitive costs of sending led them to establish Shiffer. Their goal is to reduce costs and shipment times, while lowering carbon emissions for transportation by finding more natural synergies.
ROAR for Good
ROAR for Good is a women-led and mission-driven technology company dedicated to creating safer workplaces for women and other at-risk populations. Founded by Yasmine Mustafa, a refugee from Kuwait in 2014, ROAR for Good is currently headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Their staff safety platform, AlwaysOn, protects staff no matter where they are. The patent-pending security solution is powered by fail-safe technology to empower employees to feel secure and connected.