JA held its annual StartUp Programme in a 1-week bootcamp format between the 10th and the 14th of April 2023. Each day covered a specific theme: Identifying the Problem, The Business Model, Design & Branding, Finance & Legal and Pitching & Networking.

Every day, experts in their respective fields joined us to deliver interactive workshops with all of our teams to help them prepare for the coming phases of the competition. On the last day of Bootcamp, all participants had the opportunity to deliver a preliminary pitch, after which they received feedback from mentors who are experts in various fields, including entrepreneurship, investment, building a Start-up, marketing and finance. The teams then benefitted from one-on-one meetings with each of the mentors who shared their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

The teams shall now be participating in a Market Appraisal Competition, succeeded by the Semi-Finals and the much-anticipated finals in May.

This year’s awards will be presented by HSBC Malta Foundation, EY, Tech.mt and Camilleri Preziosi advocates.

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