08 May Oksana Stavrou: sports apparel creator
Entrepreneur in Vienna – Austria
The entrepreneurial idea in a sentence
The design, product development and sale of innovative sports apparel
Advice for future migrant entrepreneurs
Try to get information and support from professional coaches, but also talk to experts who know their business and can provide specific know-how about the sector in question
Her migrant journey
Her support network map
In the settlement, she was supported by the Austrian wife of a fellow countryman, who helped her overcome bureaucratic obstacles and discuss with administrative offices with regards to language and as mentor.
In developing her business idea, she found support in different organisations:
- Wiener Städtische insurance company took responsibility to work out issues related to documents and work permit
- Was Wirtschaft – service Austria established contact with Ioa – Immipreneurs of Austria to help her find the additional capital she needed
- Ioa – Immipreneurs of Austria provided her dept guarantee to obtain a credit from the bank
Ms Stavrou was also supported by a professor teaching at a MBA course who provided academic feedback on the original business idea and helped her to work it into a thesis.
Her entrepreneur journey