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MITA YouStartIT success stories: three years in the making

By |2019-12-20T11:11:52+01:00December 20th, 2019|MIH team contribution|

In a past article we answered the question about why should governments run and fund early-stage startup projects. Summarising, we argued that as part of an overall strategy and policy of creating economic wealth and well-being, these governments would want to create a startup ecosystem to tap the business ideas and talent of tech entrepreneurs, [...]

The role of mentors at MITA’s YouStartIT accelerator

By |2019-09-23T12:05:52+02:00September 23rd, 2019|MIH team contribution|

Accelerators are sometimes referred to as mentor-driven programmes. But first let’s define what an accelerator is, and why mentors are so important. In the classic investor-driven model, an accelerator is a human institution that runs a programme that adds value to a startup. In other words, an accelerator “buys” startups by taking a share of [...]

Validator Programme comes to an end with 12 teams pitching to get accelerated at YouStartIT

By |2019-09-21T00:13:51+02:00May 10th, 2019|MIH team contribution|

The Validator Programme comes to an end at tomorrow's pitching session at MITA Data Centre. It will be a closed event, where we will have 12 aspiring tech entrepreneurs pitching to be selected for the YouStartIT intake which will start on 2 September. Five of them led by female entrepreneurs, which is a first since [...]

YouStartIT#3 and the value of openness

By |2018-06-25T08:25:17+02:00March 4th, 2018|MIH team contribution|

The process leading to the selection of eight startups as part of the third edition of the YouStartIT programme was, without any shadow of doubt, a roller coaster. We were working to internationalise our call. We just didn’t expect it to happen so massively and so soon. Receiving 94 applications from 19 countries therefore gives [...]