We’ve had the honour of working with incredibly ambitious and talented newcomers since our inception in 2017. The startups below are just a few examples of the businesses we’ve helped launch through our programs. They’re active in various industries (food and beverage, tech, agriculture, consumer goods, media, education, construction, and art) – reflecting the range of skills and interests of our participants. Forward·Inc has trained over 1000 newcomers, and 132 businesses have been launched.
With over 10 years of culinary and baking experience, Pelin started Pelinizzy Bakery, which provides delicious home-baked goods delivered in Rosmalen and Amsterdam.
Holy Gut! delivers 90% ready-to-eat meals to the doorstep of consumers with food allergies and intolerances that otherwise have a hard time finding suitable nutritious options.
Khaled (Noori) Alyami
Noori Dates provides high quality and healthy dates sold in custom packaging made in Yemen and Egypt.
Anas Khadem Aljamie
Matély is not your normal drink, it's a super drink. The signature cold-brewed mate drink provides a crash-free and organic energy booster to keep you at the next level.
Taaly is a 1-on-1 training platform that connects new Dutch learners with natives. You practice the Dutch language using video chat with a native speaker to eventually be able to communicate with everyone and find your place in society.
Mohamad Mustafa & Omar Mustafa
IT-plus24 is an experienced IT service provider that focuses on various industries and serves clients ranging from small to large enterprises. Their expertise includes designing, building and maintaining IT environments.
Speetu is an innovative solution firm powered by AI and the latest technology releases. Established in Amsterdam, Speetu provides clients with expertise in cloud solutions, web & mobile applications, UIUX, big data, and machine learning and develops practices using Azure, Digital Ocean and Heroku.
Zajal Media offers a wide range of options for your creative needs, from filmmaking, journalism, videography, editing, storytelling, photography, TV correspondence camera operation and infographic creation.
Lavender Photography offers full wedding service production in the Netherlands. From videography and photography to drone images and 360 shots, weddings are fully captured. Lujain has built a large customer base with over 12k followers on Instagram.
POSTA is a monthly subscription box for children from 0 to 12 years old, designed to encourage reading in Arabic. They curate and collect Arabic books and materials, categorise them based on subjects and age groups, and share valuable pieces of written Arabic materials with your children.
Askpro provides renovation and maintenance services, building on Mohammad's years of experience in this field. These services are carried out by skilled workers with a refugee background, ensuring the gap is filled in the supply of renovation while economically empowering newcomers.