Startup Weekend Malta
Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Malta Life Sciences Park
Triq San Giljan
Malta's biggest 'experiential' Startup Event
It is a weekend-long, hands-on, fun experience where practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their new startup ideas are viable, running a ‘reality check’ of what it takes to make them happen. Around half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds and the other half represents widely dispersed professions like: legal, business, non-profit, etc. On Sunday evening you will pitch the ideas developed during the weekend to the judges and selected investors.
What should I be prepared for?
Bring an idea, bring some skills, meet some new people (many of them being your potential co-founders), get support from great mentors, get free food and drinks for the whole weekend and then go on to kick off some cool startup projects! We will offer a small number of special discount Early Bird tickets. But once they are gone, they are gone for good and the tickets are back up to FULL price so please please please... did we say please?... get your tickets early!
Who should attend?
Literally anyone who ❤ the idea of creating a new product or service and turning it into a business OR wants to learn how to do that.
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 time pondering about 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 set up a working team around your idea. Oh yes, and to have some fun too :) Why not?
What’s the plan for the event?
Attendees meet Friday at 6:30pm. After 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. Pitch it!
How will this edition be different from the previous ones?
We love experimenting with new approaches and this time we’d like to introduce you one of the most hyped and fiercely discussed topics in the tech world – BLOCKCHAIN technology! You’d have a chance to check if your business idea can run on it (or not). You’d be exposed to several specialists and practitioners from this area and talk to them specifically from the context of your projects.
How do I sign up?
Register on our Eventbrite signup page (here).
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 circles.
Where can I find out more information?
If you have other questions, check out the Attendee resources, or our Facebook page or contact us directly at email@example.com
Friday November 10th
Saturday November 11th
Sunday November 12th
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
Coaches and Mentors
Brand & Online Marketing specialist
Consultant | Research & Innovation | MITA
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Malta 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.
In MITA Innovation Hub we help you develop all the individual building blocks you need to put together your unique selling proposition and then pitch it to be accepted to our accelerator programme. We can connect you to expert networks, angel investors and business opportunities available to MITA.
Techstars Startup Weekend Malta is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here