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, [...]

MITA YouStartIT Demo Day

By |2019-12-20T11:15:40+01:00December 19th, 2019|MIH team contribution|

Celuna (Time Ninja), Greenfly AI, Riktig, Secura, Vestis AI and Zink (Reap) are the six startups that graduated from the fifth edition of the MITA YouStartIT accelerator programme (YouStartIT#5), which kicked-off on Monday 2nd September 2019. Similar to the last edition of YouStartIT, and to other accelerators, YouStartIT#5 ended with Demo Day, the culmination of [...]

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 [...]