The refugee crisis unleashed by the war in Syria brought more than 32,000 asylum seekers to Finland in 2015.

The Shortcut is a community driven organization that promotes diversity as an engine for growth. It aims to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to consider creating or working for a startup to best utilize their skills and aspirations. It runs workshops and training programs that help them explore ideas, share knowledge and develop skills required in the startup life.

KCF has collaborated with the Shortcut since 2017, providing funding for coding and entrepreneurship courses for young asylum seekers and immigrants.