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Become the next leader

solve challenges

create a powerful network

learn new skills

do something unexpected

find your place

PLACE is a Paris-based start-up that unlocks the hidden opportunities of newcomer talent in Europe and matches it with economic actors in the areas of entrepreneurship, employment and higher education.
It is born of the collaboration between PLACEmakers: actors from different sectors and countries who need newcomer talent to thrive.
Its core value is
migrant-led innovation: newcomers developing themselves the value that host societies need.

3 things we do really well
with newcomer talent

U

we identify talent

We source newcomer talent in response to the needs of PLACEmakers.
These needs can be jobs (part-time or full-time), students for higher education, entrepreneurs for incubators, artists for residencies… the sky’s the limit, as is the potential of newcomer talent!
Our multilingual, multicultural team have a unique capacity to penetrate local informal networks to find the hidden gems wherever they are.

g

we boost talent

Our unique Catalyst Academy prepares newcomer talent with Future of Work skills, along 4 tracks: Leadership, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 

All Catalysts in the Academy have an economic opportunity (job, studies or incubation)  and take part in our immersive out-of-the-box training which prepares them for the Future of Work. We’re led by a strong design culture which has its roots in the innovation studio that founded PLACE and develops its curriculum.

we match talent

Organizations have unique needs when it comes to talent.
The Catalyst Academy enables us to work closely with specific PLACEmakers to shape the talent they need for their organizations to thrive.
PLACEmakers invest in talent through PLACE, and we work with PLACEmakers to make them future-ready. Through intercultural trainings, mentoring and more, they become first of the class in leveraging newcomer talent for their own performance.

PLACEmakers:

Doers across sectors who are turning Europe into a place
where migrant-led innovation happens naturally

Interested in joining the placemakers’ collective?

The place team

8 nationalities, 4 continents and 14 languages… we come from all walks of life, but here are a few points we have in common:

\ We care above all about people

\ We are perfectionists, self-motivated and relentless until we get results

\ We communicate openly and honestly

\ We need playfulness and challenges

\ We breathe through feedback

\ We put results and the team first

\ We excel at working across locations and cultures

Devika Singh

Head of Programs

Léa Drougard

Design & Events Coordinator

Haïrat Assoumani

Assistant Manager

Shawgi Ahmed

Public Leadership Program Manager

Christophe Khabouth

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Sophie Gholami

Community Animator

Rayan Badaoui

Social Media Manager

Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

Communications Manager

Hugo Pilate

Business Program Manager

Miora Ranaivoarinosy

Event Host

Razan Ismail

Catalyst Manager

Carrie So Lai Kai

Sourcing Manager

Michele Caleffi

Co-founder & Head of Design

Charlotte Hochman

Co-founder & Head of Innovation

Yazen Waked

Co-founder & Talent Expert

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Why you should come to Entrepreneurship Fest,
reason #1:
Discover inspiring projects from migrant entrepreneurs and find ways to support their ideas!
Don't miss out!

🎯 Where? 78 rue Compans 75019, Paris at 16:00 till 19:00.
✍🏿 Sign-up here https://lnkd.in/edi5vaet

#diversity
#newvoices
#newcomers
#innovation
#diversityandinclusion
#migration
#entrepreneurship
#event
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We love having Emmanuel Constantin as one of the Emerging Leaders taking part in our fellowship program this year all the way from Greece thanks to our partners @second.tree!

#diversity
#newvoices
#newcomers
#innovation
#diversityandinclusion
#migration
#leadership
#LeadtheChange
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🚀 This Wednesday, 30th of November 2022, join us at Entrepreneurship Fest! 🚀

What's that, you ask? It's an opportunity to come together to celebrate migrant-led innovation, encourage inspiring migrant entrepreneurs on their business journey, and give your support to newcomers creating professional opportunities for themselves!

Come see what the 14 Catalysts of our program Up Collective have been up to since the beginning of October, show them love and cheer them on as they launch new phases in their projects.

We'll also reveal a very special new tool that's bound to change the landscape of migrant entrepreneurship in Europe. #teaser

Don't miss out!
🎯 Where? 78 rue Compans 75019, Paris at 16:00 till 19:00.
✍🏿 Sign-up here:
https://lnkd.in/eVf3EFAc
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One of the most significant hurdles refugee women face once they arrive and settle in a European host country is finding fair, stable and meaningful work which not only provides income to support themselves and their families, but also supercharges their integration into new communities. Yet, when given the opportunity, refugee women stand out as a highly motivated and resilient cohort of the workforce.

Our partner Tent Partnership for Refugees, in partnership with Economist Impact has published a guide to creating a more welcoming work ecosystem environment for refugees, especially refugee women.

🔎 Read it here:
https://www.tent.org/resources/refugee-women-employment-and-integration-in-europe/

#diversity
#newvoices
#newcomers
#innovation
#diversityandinclusion
#migration
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🔍 We are diving into the history of PLACE today with a quote from Archimedes that inspired the work we do and embodies the impact we are trying to achieve. "When you become a leader yourself you bring up others", PLACE co-founder Charlotte Hochman tells Amy Lynn Smith in a very insightful article recently published by the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Innovation Service on Medium.

📍 On top of learning more about our work and motivations, you'll read more about some of the other laureates of this year's #NGOInnovationAward from the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: Endam Home of Hope and The Lotus Flower.

📔 Read the article:
https://medium.com/unhcr-innovation-service/women-led-organizations-driving-positive-change-in-communities-aa8d4c680481

#diversity
#newvoices
#newcomers
#innovation
#diversityandinclusion
#migration
#award
#leadership