Validator Programme

What is the YouStartIT Validator?

YouStartIT Validator is a pre-accelerator programme designed to help startup founders improve and validate their idea for a startup project.  Submitted projects must be based on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Distributed Ledger Technologies, immersive technologies and others.  The Validator embraces the Lean Startup methodology with its “fail fast” concept.  Up to 15 startups will be selected to participate in the programme. Up to four of the best startup ideas selected at the end of the training programme, will automatically join the YouStartIT accelerator programme and receive €30,000 pre-seed fund to give their startup idea a further boost.

Who should apply?

Startup founders whose projects are still at idea stage, and therefore still need to be validated.  Startups who apply for the Validator Programme must be ready to take their project to the fifth edition of the YouStartIT Accelerator planned to start in September 2019.

What does it consist of?

The programme consists of five sessions and bootcamp with pitch to be selected, delivered over six weeks. Sessions are two hours long and take place once a week on a Thursday between 5pm and 7pm at the MITA Data Centre in Santa Venera.  During the course of the programme, participants are expected to carry out research and validation assignments related to their project.

Download the Validator Call Document with the full details and rules about the programme here.