We announce the opening of the successful business training and coaching program!
Click here to apply!

Craft Your Business is the business training and coaching program implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC Hellas) in partnership with the Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece. The program is part of the IRC’s Resilient Futures Program, which is supported by the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress Initiative.
During the training you will get the opportunity to explore and learn how to transform your idea into a viable business, develop skills necessary for any job and network with fellow entrepreneurs. The program includes both one-on-one support and a training course and will run until July 2023.
If you successfully complete the program you will receive a certificate of attendance.
A few eligible participants will be get connected with a personal coach and benefit from personalized technical support and little start-up funding.

Start Date: October 2021
Class Timings: To be announced
Duration: 6 weeks
Schedule: Training: 6 hours per week. Coaching: 3 hours per person at yours and your coaches’ availability.
Language: in English with Farsi and/or Arabic interpretation based on application demand
Location: in class & online courses

The course is designed for young people who are committed, have a passion for learning and working with others and would like to develop their own business idea or support others develop their own.
You can apply for this cycle you are:
-Living in Athens, Greece. Between 18 and 35 years old.
-A refugee, asylum seeker, migrant with residence permit, or unemployed Greek.
*If you are an asylum seeker you can only participate in the training part of the program. To receive personalized support and eventually be selected as a finalist, you must have the legal right to own a business in Greece.
-Drive and ambition to start a business, or drive and ambition in general!
-Committed to attend the program and fulfill its requirements for its duration
-Speak English and/or Farsi and/or Arabic

If you wish to participate in the program, please fill out the Application Form, available in English and Greek. Any questions? Email Katerina Exakoustidou @ IRC ([email protected]) or whatsapp @ +30 6946669796


Τhe program was very helpful. I learned many things about business that I didn’t know before. The coaching sessions were also very interesting for me as it made everything more clearly. Thank you so much to help me participate of this program.
K.M., Ivorian Coast

The program was great because it was in Alba Vocational School and at a university level. The lessons, the program manager was very caring and had a good following for the group.
S. R., Iran

I really enjoyed and learned a lot. It was motivating and helpful. I like doing many things but I was not able to realize what I'm going to do for future and what exactly my career is going to be. After this course I found out where I’m going and what the path is.
I also appreciate everybody collaborating and helping this project.
P.G., Iran