TERN - The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network CIC

TERN - The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network CIC


TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) is an ambitious social enterprise and ever-growing international community with a mission to enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We support refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses, providing services throughout three stages of entrepreneurial process: business exploration, business start-up and business growth. TERN is about more than business though: our entrepreneurship support provides a platform not just for livelihoods independence but also for empowered integration, deep connections with the host country community and – for those who need it - recovery from damaged self-determination. TERN’s 2025 scales TERN to the US and Canada through a strong alliance of who will integrate the TERN methodology into their operations. By 2025, the TERN Alliance will support 2,000 refugee founders into sustainable business (800 in the UK; 800 in the US and 400 in Canada). TERN works in deep collaboration with socially conscious private sector partners, as demonstrated by our strategic partnerships with: Ben & Jerry’s (see: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/how-airbnb-and-wework-are-opening-new-doors-refugees), WeWork (see: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/how-airbnb-and-wework-are-opening-new-doors-refugees), Oliver Wyman (see: https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-culture/society/social-impact/the-entrepreneurial-refugee-network.html), Square (see: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/tern-square-wework-tech-empower-refugees-a4166321.html, amongst others. It is their global networks, technologies, pro bono expertise and supply chain opportunities that enable TERN to scale internationally to accelerate refugee founders’ pathways to market and into sustainable business.

Product or Service

Professional Services , Management consulting/business support

Social and Environmental Missions

Community building and opportunities , Financial exclusion , Social inclusion , Employment opportunities , Supporting other social enterprises/organisations , Youth development and opportunities , International Development

Regions of Operation

Scotland , East Midlands , London , North West England , United Kingdom , North East England

Head Office Address

WeWork Aldwych House 71-91 Aldwych, London null, London, London, WC2B 4HN, United Kingdom, UK