REstart Refugees strives to empower refugee entrepreneurs across Denmark and Europe, connecting local crowd-sourced investors with qualified entrepreneurs and empowering them to achieve their ambitions.

How does REstart work?

REstart collects locally crowdsourced investments for refugees to restart their businesses
Those investments are then repaid to REstart through profit shares, and then repaid back to our commuity investors
This model is based on shared success.
Our entrepreneurs' success is our success.
Our entrepreneurs' success is our success.

About REstart

REstart empowers refugee entrepreneurs with locally crowdsourced investments.

Countless of refugees in Europa have valuable education and experience, but remain stuck in menial jobs, isolated from mainstream society and ecomomy.

The greatest barrier of entrepreneurship is lack of access to traditional financing.
Together we can change that.

Unlike traditional microfinance that is impersonal and charges up to 100% interest, we leverage shared equity in all of our companies to liberate borrowers and ourselves, funding our operations from within. we are literally invested in the succes of our clients.

Thus, investments are triple fold: refugees gain financial independence while welfare budgets are vastly reduced, tax revunue is increased, and cross-cultural partnerships are formed.

We are in the start up phase and currently speeking:
- Impact investors to partner with as we grow
- Partnerships with refugees-entrepreneur support orgs across Europe
- Marketing & sales ambassadors - Interns & student collaborators

We are REstart

Alexis Rhyner

Founder and CEO

For more than 10 years Alexis has worked with NGOs and non-profits, including leading international human rights projects and campaigns, and searching for creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. I am always looking to connect with social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and culturally conscious. If this is you or if you would like to know more about REstart, please feel free to send me a message.

Jeppe Refsgaard

Co-founder and CTO

Jeppe is working behind the scenes as the lead developer for our digital lending platform. In addition to this, I led UngEnergi (Young Energy) Denmark for four years. If you would like to join the development team (design, UX/UI, developer) or would like to offer web development expertise, please feel free to connect: