“It seems that a big part of the solution is that we have been targeting asylum seekers and refugees in the very early stage just after they arrive to the country.”
She added that Match Made is also scalable and can be used internationally as well. She said they have had a lot of interest from other European countries.
Elsewhere, Finnish start-up Funzi has set up a Program for Migrant Integration where projects have been implemented with several partners. These are in the form of mobile services, like courses tailored for asylum seekers in Finland, to help enhance integration. It said its mobile course About Country had more than 20,000 users in the country.
The start-up has also helped provide migrants with learning support through its “microMBA” project. It had 70 migrants apply for the program and 40 were selected. The company, which attended the tech event Slush in Helsinki this week, said it was holding a side-event called Splush, to discuss more “Peacetech” solutions.
Over in Copenhagen, Denmark, Refunite is a missing persons platform for refugees and displaced populations. It says on its website that it has more than 1 million registered users.
It helps displaced people, who have lost contact with family members and friends in their escape from conflicts, to reconnect via a global database. Countries with Refunite mobile projects include Canada, China, France, Austria, Sweden, Australia, and Belgium.