In April 2019 MITA launched a new initiative for startups named Validator Programme. The pilot programme was designed to help startup founders improve and validate their idea for their startup project using the Lean Startup methodology with its “fail fast” concept. The programme consisted of a two-hour session per week for five weeks and a bootcamp activity at the end of the programme. The bootcamp ended with the startups pitching to a panel of judges in the hope of being selected for YouStartIT#5 which is the next accelerator programme scheduled to start in September 2019.
Twelve startups pitched their idea on the 11th May 2019 and at the end the judges selected four startups for the acceleration phase.
For further reading about the outcome of the Validator Programme VAL001 follow the below links:
Download the Validator Call Document for VAL001 with the full details and rules about the programme here