Social Entrepreneurship
  • Launched October 2017

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The Alter Start incubator supports migrants with the launch of their own microenterprises in the Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.

In a co-working space and free of charge, the program offers them personalized coaching, the requested training and a follow-up during the first year after their business was launched.

Coach Sportif

In 2012, Dimitri left Belarus on his own at the age of 22. He offers individual and group classes for adults and children as a sports coach and cross-fight trainer.


Riham is Eritrean and has been living in Switzerland since October 2011. She wishes to set up a sewing and pattern-making business. And also in parallel create a small catering venture.

Noor MultiServices

Born in Afghanistan, he left to escape the horrors of war, alone, at the age of 20. Nooramad launched his business «Noor Multi-Services» eight months ago.


Silvana started her business specialized in the photography of culinary products a year ago through the launch of her website «».

Pistache et Rose

Jessy’s project is called «Pistache et Rose» and consists of an association that employs other Syrian women to facilitate their integration and provide them with a source of income, by providing a Syrian catering service.

Comptoir Asmara

Jemal has launched his boutique Asmara Retail, where he works as a tailor. He makes clothes, curtains, tablecloths, and other customized items. His wife also joined the project: she runs a grocery store with African goods at the same place.

Mantu Lausanne

Ebrahim joined Alter Start in September 2019. While witnessing the proliferation of food trucks, he noticed that none of them offered Afghan dishes – that is how his Afghan food truck project was born.

CaraKas Granola

Ana has decided to resume her granola business initiated in Venezuela and to complement it with nutritional cereal bars.

Las Nubes Dolci

Nunzio makes cakes, that he plans to sell on the market in Lausanne, to begin with, and his ambition is to open a pastry shop.

Iranian Catering

Faranhaz project is to set up a catering service offering Iranian specialities such as potato pancakes, lentil soup, vegetarian dishes and desserts.