SINGA Switzerland is a non-profit organization that is part of a worldwide movement.
In 7 countries and 18 cities, SINGA offers locally adapted programs to people with refugee and migrant backgrounds to show their potential with the aim of thereby creating a more inclusive, dynamic and innovative society.

SINGA was founded in 2012 in Paris. Since the beginning SINGA’s mission of all activities is to connect people with and without refugee backgrounds. While each SINGA chapter operates independently and responds to local needs and contexts, we share our networks and exchange methods and “best practices”. To strengthen our efforts and collaborations, the SINGA Global association was founded in 2020.

SINGA Switzerland

SINGA Switzerland was founded in Zurich in 2016 and expanded to Geneva in 2018. In both locations, we offer an incubator (startup programs) for people with refugee and migrant backgrounds. Through the incubator, entrepreneurial skills and a local network are provided to gain better access to the Swiss labor market.

SINGA’s legal form is an association and consists of the board and the team, which work together strategically close.

The team

Failing forward teaches you for life.

Tina Erb

Co-Director & Evaluation Manager
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

Elody De Brito

Co-Director & Incubator GVA Manager
Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.

Marylou Altounian

Accelerator GVA & Administration Manager
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Young Faul-Kim

National Communications Manager
It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Adeba Abdullah-Khel

Investor Network & Event Manager
It's the strength of us all working together that makes a change.

Lenira Rodrigues

Fundraising Assistant


Branding Lead at Buzz Brothers

Amandine Rodrigues

Co-Founder of Evahomes.ch

Tafsir Ba

Delegate in charge of the economy at the City of Geneva

Elvita Alvarez

Founder & Principal Consultant at guidance4good GmbH

Jasmin Khalifa

Lecturer, Senior Director for Global Business Development, Project Manager

Berny Huber

Advisory Board

Barrister at No5 Barristers' Chambers

Michael Bimmler

Co-Founder of SINGA Switzerland & Project Scout at Migros-Pionierfonds

Seraina Soldner

Babak Fargahi

Attorney at Law at RISE

Babak Fargahi

Venture Building at Stryber & Operator, Advisor and Angel Investor

Rayan Aebi

Founder of ecloo

Dominik Scherrer

Founder & Director of Rayonner et Relier Durablement | Manager at Enmouvement

Laetitia Terrier

Attorney at MBaer Merchant Bank

Valentine von toggenburg-Bulliard