The MITA YouStartIT Validator -2nd Edition.. in a nutshell

By |2020-09-04T14:26:52+02:00September 4th, 2020|MIH team contribution|

The second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator Programme (Validator) managed by the MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) kicked off on Monday 6th July 2020 and came to an end on Tuesday 18th August 2020. Nine startup teams participated in the seven-week-long programme, with five teams making it through to the next phase of the YouStartIT [...]

From Student, Straight to Emerging-Tech Entrepreneur

By |2020-06-02T16:51:18+02:00June 1st, 2020|Startup contribution|

I consider my embarkation and journey on YouStartIT#5 to be rather serendipitous. A little more than a year ago, I was a stressed out, final year, 21-year-old student, reading for my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art at the University of Malta. Stress oozed out of my every pore, as I struggled through. But [...]

Reasons why you should first validate your idea for a tech business

By |2020-05-27T08:09:11+02:00May 26th, 2020|MIH team contribution|

We’re very proud to have launched our second edition of the YouStartIT Validator programme last month. This programme complements the Accelerator which is planned to kick off some time in September. Applications on www.mih.mt will close on 18th June. The Validator programme is planned to begin on 6th July, and will be delivered completely online [...]

MITA Innovation Hub opens applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator Programme with a special focus on Covid-19

By |2020-05-21T12:45:37+02:00May 21st, 2020|MIH team contribution|

The MITA Innovation Hub (MIH) incubator, run by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), has opened its applications for the second edition of the MITA YouStartIT Validator, a training programme for early-stage tech startups. Applications opened on Monday 18th May and will close on Thursday 18th June 23.59 CET. It is a revamped edition with [...]

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 [...]