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Eight startups chosen to follow the YouStart#3 equity free acceleration programme

Following Pitch Day on 24 February 2018, the following are the eight selected startups (in alphabetical order, and not in any order of ranking):
  • Beentouch, Italy (Communications, Mobile Technology)
  • ExcessMaterialsExchange, Netherlands (GreenTech, Blockchain)
  • Holoroad, Poland (MedTech, VR)
  • Sinbad 360, Libya (Gaming, Mobile Technology)
  • Tarsos, Malta (MedTech, IoT)
  • TechWeave, Malta (eGovernment, Blockchain)
  • VERFiD, Malta (SecureTech, Blockchain)*
  • Zeew, Latvia (Transport, Mobile Technology, Blockchain)
* On 8 March VERFiD communicated their intention to withdraw from the programme, followed by ExcessMaterialsExchange on 23rd March.
The following are the ones remaining from the original shortlist of 13 startups that pitched. These were in turn selected from a total number of 94 applications from 19 different countries.
  • Devoleum, Italy (AgriTech/FoodTech, Blockchain)
  • NinjaMoba, Malta (Gaming, Big Data)
  • Paddly, Malta (SecureTech, IoT)
  • RealtyMap, Malta (Real Estate, IoT/Blockchain)
  • Sound of Markets, Macedonia (FinTech, Mobile Technology)

For this edition of the programme we privileged ideas based on emerging technologies and/or disruptive models such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. We also  introduced a Social Impact Programme to ensure startups return some value to the local community and participate actively in our programme; and introduced an improved process for the registration of startups as a business undertaking.