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A reflection on the outcome of the YouStartIT#4 shortlisting process

By | 2018-11-27T13:58:35+00:00 September 19th, 2018|MIH team contribution|

As you may have heard from our announcement we have shortlisted 14 startups who will be pitching for the €30,000 YouStartIT#4 pre-seed. I cannot deny that getting to this point has been a rollercoaster with many ups and downs trying to make all the deadlines. Of course we’re now thrilled to have got this [...]

New features in the YouStartIT#2 application process

By | 2018-06-25T08:33:47+00:00 May 30th, 2017|MIH team contribution|

Adopting a learning and experimental approach has been the underlying philosophy of the MITA Innovation Hub from day one. From one call for startups to the next we always tried something new. In fact four new experimental features which we adopted throughout the application process of YouStartIT#2 programme were: (1) the F6S APPLY button widget, [...]

Getting out of the building

By | 2018-06-25T08:38:38+00:00 January 8th, 2017|MIH team contribution|

In his Startup Lessons Learned blog, Eric Ries says “Very few startups fail for lack of technology. They almost always fail for lack of customers. Yet surprisingly few companies take the basic step of attempting to learn about their customers (or potential customers) until it is too late”. I can’t find this to be less [...]

YouStartIT#2 – Planning the next call

By | 2018-06-25T08:40:30+00:00 November 20th, 2016|MIH team contribution|

          ​Following the huge response to the first of a series of calls for startups - 19 pitches! - which was branded YouStartIT, we are now in full swing to prepare for our next call. The call is planned to kick start around March 2017, and will feature a set of [...]