It was a long six-week journey for the eight startups who made it to the final phase of YouStartIT#5 pre-acceleration period.
Submitting an excellent application by the stipulated deadline was just the first step. Our evaluators needed more information and invited each of the top 15 startups to an online interview for an in-depth assessment of their startup team and project idea.
Eight startup teams passed the due diligence exercise and quickly confirmed their participation to the three-day bootcamp held between 1st and 3rd July 2019 at the MITA Data Centre in Santa Venera. During the first two days, the startups worked hard on their project plans and pitch deck with the help of our dedicated mentors. The startups also received valuable information from Malta Enterprise about their own incentives for startups and from PWC to help them understand what is required when setting up a business entity in Malta.
On the last day of the bootcamp the eight teams pitched their startup idea to a panel of three judges, but unlike previous calls, the chosen startups were not announced on the day. This gave the judges more time for a calmer deliberation!
One week down the line, we have the names of the THREE teams who will be joining the rest of the startups from the Validator Programme and together will form the new cohort of the fifth edition of YouStartIT.

Congratulations to the below teams:

 

Startup Name Technology Market
GreenflyAI AI, NLP Customer Management System
SoliDPS AI Tourism
VestisAI AI FashionTech