Startup Week­end is back in SmartCity Malta

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A fun, in­tense, risk free way to get a startup off the ground

Startup Week­end is back in SmartCity Malta! And this time it’s com­ing with a twist, be­ing in sync with the ac­cel­er­a­tion pro­gram or­ga­nized by MITA.

Around 60 as­pir­ing en­trepreneurs are ex­pected to take part in the 54 hour startup marathon which kicks off on Fri­day, 3rd and comes to an end on Sun­day, 5th March. With this at­ten­dance level, we an­tic­i­pate ap­prox­i­mately eight startup teams be­ing formed.

Startup Week­end is an adrenalin rush of epic lev­els from the first pitch through to the last pre­sen­ta­tion. Com­ing in alone with an idea on Fri­day night and leav­ing on Sun­day evening with a startup com­pany, and a bag full of new net­work con­tacts is a unique ex­pe­ri­ence you can ex­pect to find over this event.

SmartCity Malta will be play­ing a cru­cial role in the or­ga­ni­za­tion of this event by pro­vid­ing a state-ofthe-art in­fra­struc­ture as well as cru­cial busi­ness and in­vest­ment con­tacts.

Startup Week­end is a 54 hour event start­ing on a Fri­day evening with any­one pitch­ing a startup idea. The crowd of 50+ at­ten­dees (a mix of tech­ni­cal, cre­ative and busi­ness peo­ple) then vote on the best pitches.

Later the teams are formed around the best ideas which then work through to Fi­nal pre­sen­ta­tion, tak­ing place on Sun­day af­ter­noon. The best teams are awarded prizes pro­vided by the col­lab­o­rat­ing com­pa­nies. The event is open to any­one in­ter­ested in the lo­cal en­tre­pre­neur­ial com­mu­nity, and it puts them in a set­ting where any­thing is pos­si­ble.

In the past four years, since Startup Week­ends are or­ga­nized in Malta, 60+ startup teams have been formed and 300+ en­trepreneurs have been in­spired. None of these num­bers take into ac­count the net­work­ing, on-go­ing pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships and amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that take place at ev­ery event. Startup Week­end’s motto is: Build Com­mu­nity. Start Com­pa­nies. No Talk. All Ac­tion. Regis­tra­tion: http://www.up.co/com­mu­ni­ties/malta/malta/startup-week­end/10491

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