July'18 | #2
The countdown to the final pitch has started - 9 days to go!

The day for which our entrepreneurs have been preparing is almost here. You are welcome to join the RF community on the 22nd of July to witness the pitches of our rising stars, and for celebratory drinks afterwards!

Where: Team Academy, Johan Huizingalaan 763A
When: 22 July - Pitches at 14h30, followed by dinner at 18h

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We hope to see you there!
Join the event!

What we have been up to

Refugees Forward turned one year old

... and we had a party!

It was great to celebrate all we accomplished with the people who made that possible. Thanks to everyone who came out and shared this important milestone with us. May this be the first of many years!

Investors Pitch

This week our entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to a board of experts in investment, VC and early-stage entrepreneurship. Their feedback was invaluable to fine tune the funding propositions for the upcoming final pitch!

McKinsey Strategy Consulting Session

The entrepreneurs and their teams had the chance of sitting with McKinsey consultants to go over the business plans and discuss future strategy.

We had a falafel party!

Mohamad Alassar, one of our entrepreneurs, and his family welcomed the RF community in their home for a delicious dinner of homemade falafel!

R Ventures Forum

Our team was at the R Ventures Forum in Berlin to discuss refugee and migration challenges, particularly in the context of entrepreneurial solutions.

What's new

Our team keeps growing!
To make sure our entrepreneurs give their absolute best pitch for the finale, two new members have joined our team:

Emile Roell

Emile was an associate consultant at BCG after graduating from a Finance Master's degree at the Rotterdam School of Management. Now he is helping our entrepreneurs polish their business plans.

Emma Vos

Emma studies Global Studies & Entrepreneurship at The New School, in New York. She has experience working with integration strategies for child immigrants in the US. She is now working on PR and marketing for RF.

Weekly Interview

This week we sat down with Zimo, who many of you will recognise as one of our most dedicated student consultants. Read more about his time with Refugees Forward here!
"The Syrian and Chinese culture have more in common than I thought!"
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next interview!
We’ll be back next month! Keep up with us on our Facebook page, Instagram account (@refugeesforwardamsterdam) and website.

For any question or enquiries drop us an email on

Lots of love,
The RF Team
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