Project Description

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Six startups selected for the YouStartIT#2 intake worth €22,000

The selected startups of the 20th May pitch held at the MITA Innovation Hub in SmartCity were:

  • Automated Controllers
  • DogBox
  • FastTrack
  • FreeHour
  • gameXcite (Miles&Games)
  • MOO Ltd. (FYLM)

The event featured a Lego Serious Play workshop titled “”Fail fast, fail soon… oops, you just failed. What next?” A fun workshop facilitated ​by Carlo Spellucci and Aurora Padilla from Fdxlab.

Guest speakers included Sofia del Sante from Startup Chile.

​The full list of shortlisted startups out of a total number of 19 valid applications were:

  • AC.,  Precision farming solution
  • ALT – Rent Online,  Online rental platform
  • DogBox,  E-commerce solution for dog lovers
  • FastTrack,  Uberizing the local workforce
  • FreeHour,  Connecting students on campus
  • Hedgehog Inc.,  Automating small investors’ risk profile
  • MOO LTD.,  Simplified photo-printing from your mobile
  • Miles&Games,  Cross-platform rewards program for gamers
  • Registrator Platform,  Integrated web-based accounting solutions for SMEs
  • Wedding desires,  Single marketplace for weddings
Below is the full programme timeline:
Applications open Tue 4th April 2017
World cafe’ – Speed date your mentor! Tue 4th April 2017, 18:00-20:00 at SmartCity​
Pre-acceleration & Design Thinking Wed 5th April to Mon 8th May 2017
Incorporation Insights Wed 3rd May, 17:30 – 20:00 (venue: PwC’s Academy, Qormi)​​
Applicatio​ns close Sun 14th May 2017, 23:59
​Communication of shortlisted startups Mon 15th May 2017
Coaching day Wed 17th 13:00 – 18:30, MITA Innovation Hub, SmartCity
Pitch ideas to panel of judges Sat 20th May 2017, 09:00 – 13:00, MITA Innovation Hub, SmartCity Malta
​Start of acc​eleration & project kick-off Mon 22nd May 2017
​​Product launch Thu 24th August 2017 *
Submission of Business Plan & Final Report Thu 31st August 2017
Demo day – pitch to investors Thu 7th September 2017