Alter Start

Since 2017, Alter Start and Alter Start Food have been supporting individuals from migrant backgrounds, helping them leverage their skills to start their own businesses and access the job market in Switzerland.

Alter Start

Alter Start is a socio-economic initiative fostering integration and economic independence. Through coaching and professional trainings we support refugees/migrants in their professional ambitions to create their own microenterprise or find employment.

Alter Start Food

Alter Start Food, a culinary social enterprise in Suisse Romande, empowers refugee and migrant chefs with training and professional development in a professional kitchen setting. Its platform, offers catering services for events and a weekly lunch box service.

Meet some of the Alter Start small business founders

Ana Castro Carakas Granola

Mykola Kapustianskyi Photographer

Jemal Kahsay Comptoir Asmara

Discover the profiles of a selection of Alter Start employability program participants



Valeriia Khrulova