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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Date outcomes contract signed: Nov 2015

Start date of service provision: 2016

Capital raised (minimum): EUR 2.10m (USD 2.32m)

Service users: 540 individuals


The Buzinezzclub helps young people discover their passions and work towards starting their own company. Volunteer "coaches" provide support with writing business plans and developing skills, and where starting a business is not attainable, young people receive support to find employment or enter education. Young people can refer themselves to the service, or are referred via social services and the Municipality of Utrecht.

Target population

Youth (aged 18 to 30) without qualifications / underqualified in Utrecht who receive unemployment benefits.



  • Netherlands

Service delivery locations

  • Utrecht, the Netherlands

Involved organisations

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Outcome metrics

  • Participant is employed or in training (i.e. off unemployment benefits). Expected number of benefit days saved from moving people into employment or training.
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