Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: Tech could have a ‘greater collaboration’ with government to help refugees

iNews examines the new initiative launched by Dorsey’s payment platform, Square, to help refugees kick-start their businesses.

A “greater collaboration” is possible between technology firms, government and civil society in order to help refugees set up their own businesses, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said.

Dorsey, also CEO of  payment platform Square which enables individuals and small businesses to receive chip and pin and contactless payments, has partnered with the Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) to support refugees seeking to set up their own businesses and help them with access to payment hardware and software.

Employer biases and discrimination against non-native workers are some of the driving forces behind refugees choosing to set up their own businesses rather than seek more conventional employment, a March 2018 report from entrepreneurial think tank the Centre for Entrepreneurs claimed.

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