Malta Startup Weekend
Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017
Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Building SCM 01
Malta's biggest 'experiential' Startup Event
A Not For Profit event. A Startup Weekend is a weekend-long, hands-on fun experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable and get the full startup experience themselves. Around half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. On Sunday evening they meet the judges and selected investors with their ideas.
What do I do?
Bring an idea, bring some skills, meet some new people, get support from great mentors, get free food and free drink for a whole weekend and then go on to build some cool new businesses.
What is Malta Startup Weekend?
Its an experience you’ll never forget. From Friday to Sunday techies, marketers & entrepreneurs Work in a newly formed team to convert an idea into an operating viable business.
Who should attend?
Anyone who ❤ the process of creating a new product or service and turning it into a business OR wants to learn how to do that. Attendees include business development, programmers, marketers, designers, lawyers, team builders, entrepreneurs and writers. We will offer a small number of special discount Early Bird tickets. But once they are gone, they are gone go good and the tickets are back up to FULL price so please please please... did we say please... get your tickets early.
Why should I attend?
Are you kidding? What is your idea worth if you don't try it out. So the BIG reason to attend is to TRY out your ideas for real and stop wasting valuable time pondering them. Also another reason is to become inspired, to forge a whole series of lasting friendships, to seek out and find your co-founders & employees, to learn some new tools & methodologies, to practice some new skills and to experience that unique sense of accomplishment when you build a working team around your idea. Oh yes and to have some fun too. Why not?
What can I expect?
Attendees meet Friday at 6:30p and start the startup weekend format. After a dinner and some swift inspiring presentations, you’ll go through six steps to build a new business by Sunday at 5pm:
1.Propose Your Idea
2.Build Your Team
3.Create Your Business Model
4.Connect with Customers
5.Build Your Product
6.Present Your Startup
How do I sign up?
Register on our Eventbrite sign up page (the registration link will be available soon).
If you fit multiple categories, pick your strongest for now. You will not be restricted to this role during the weekend. If you don’t know which to pick, select Non-Technical for now.
How can I help?
You or your company can help to sponsor the event here.
Also you can Help to promote Malta Startup Weekend to your friends and others.
Check out our Facebook page to help to promote the event.
Where can I find out more information?
If you have other questions, check out the Attendee resources, our Facebook page or contact us directly at email@example.com
Friday March 3rd
Saturday March 4th
Sunday March 5th
Andrea Bruno and Dario Martinis
Helga Ellul has held various posts on boards of both constituted bodies and governmental organisations. She served as Deputy Chairman of the Employment + Training Corp. between 1990 and 1996. She was President of the Foundation for Human Resource Development from 1995 till 2003. She was also a member of the Council of the Malta Federation of Industriy ( FOI ) and was at various times on board of Board of Malta Enterprise. She held the post of FOI Vice President for eight years and chaired various FOI committees and working groups. She was on board the Malta Shipyard and Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Ltd. She was Governor of MCAST from the very beginning till 2013 and also board member of Air Malta. Under the previous government she formed part of the Strategic Policy Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister. Until March 2011 she was the first female President of the newly merged Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
Apart from these posts she has been a trustee of the Richmond Foundation, a board member of Empower, a board member of the BOV/Joseph Calleja Foundation as well as President of the newly formed CORE Platform under the patronage of HE The President of Malta.
She has been President of the National Council of Women as well as of the Rotary Club La Valette.
Dr. Leonie Baldacchino
Director of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the Univ. of Malta
She is entrepreneurial and innovative but her key strength is her 'make it happen' approach to business. She is passionate about user experience, digital marketing, technology, data, operational efficiency and CRO. She jumps at any opportunity to improve and enhance online experiences be it customer facing or operational.
Coaches and Mentors
Founder and CEO at AMANI
She is the author of How Women Succeed – inspiring women to create their own success, a practical guide to creating more success in your life with 21 powerful exercises and 21 inspiring women’s success stories. Carolin is the founder of the most engaging and most content-driven women’s empowerment initiative in Qatar, How Women Work (HWW).
Since its inception in 2009, the How Women Work Community has been empowering women (and a few men) in Qatar to grow and succeed. From 2012 - end of 2015 Carolin also ran a company called Tataowar Coaching & Consulting in Doha. Tataowar was all about bringing the benefits of employee engagement and engaging leadership to the region. Even in her free time Carolin has always been active in the fields that she feels most passionate about, appearing as a motivational speaker, founding the women’s mentoring programme Circle of Pearl and volunteering as a founding board member at Global Entrepreneurship Week Qatar.
Alex has a passionate belief in empathy, analysis and research as key drivers in anything he does.
Specialties developed over the years in chronological order: business mentoring and incubation; strategic planning and policy development; action research; business analysis; strategic client portfolio management; business development; proposal and contract drafting and negotiation; project management; quality assurance; software development; technical writing and copywriting.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Malta Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Malta is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Living and breathing the challenges of the FinTech sector since 2004, for the last >9 years I have been also actively involved in the global startup ecosystem as a startup co-founder, acceleration program manager, mentor/coach and educator. I have been collaborating with several institutions – from startup incubators and accelerators to universities - designing and running structured programs targeting local and international startup communities. I have also been collaborating with corporate partners designing and delivering intrapreneurial programs, focused on rapid ideation, prototyping and validation.