Mastering the startup pitch: An exclusive event by Malta Enterprise

Malta Enterprise has released a new masterclass, aiming to promote self-confidence and more, amongst startup creators

Over the last few years, Malta Enterprise has taken the role of promoting startup companies via the national initiative - StartinMalta.

As part of these efforts, Malta Enterprise has brought together public and private stakeholders and worked on visibility initiatives including events and marketing, but also policy work that included new incentives and a residency programme for startups.

In 2023 Malta Enterprise has also launched a stakeholder consultation for the first National Start-up framework. This process has been finalised and has generated various insights from both public and private stakeholders on how to improve the startup ecosystem. 

This Framework intends to create a holistic legislative and policy dimension to streamline the startup process from incorporation to end-stage, by catering to the feedback voiced by startups, corporate service providers, investors and government entities. 

For the past few months, Malta Enterprise has been collecting the feedback discussed during the consultation sessions and has begun analysing practical implementations to further strengthen support for the ecosystem. 

Notably, the need for training and education for startups and founders in practical workshop sessions was a recurring theme in the consultations. Given this feedback, Malta Enterprise will host a tailormade session with Jeff Cabili to teach effective presenting and non-verbal communication. 

A practical session on non-verbal communication

Mr Cabili has been a Stanford Continuing Studies Instructor since 2006, where he has been teaching senior executives, engineers, educators and graduates how to deliver distinctive and impactful presentations using body language and voice modulation.

The masterclass aims to equip attendees with self-confidence and a captivating presence to draw the attention of their audience through energy and charisma. Proficiency in non-verbal communication and presentation skills is key for startups and founders who are looking to elevate their pitch.  

This presentation will be part of a wider programme that will also feature a Q&A session with Mr Mark Bajada – Founder of B&L group, serial investor and synonyms locally with Shark Tank. Mark Bajada will be sharing tips on what attracts the attention of investors. A networking session will also follow.

The Startup Framework initiative, in conjunction with the upcoming masterclass, reiterates Malta Enterprise's commitment to cultivating a dynamic and supportive ecosystem for startups within the Maltese islands. The masterclass is a part of this commitment, designed to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and networks essential for navigating the challenges of the startup ecosystem. 

Together, these initiatives embody Malta Enterprise's vision of positioning the Maltese islands as a hub for innovation, where startups can thrive, contribute to sustainable economic development and collectively shape a prosperous ecosystem.

The masterclass will be taking place at the Malta Enterprise 1st Floor Conference Room in Pieta’ on the 21st of February 2024 at 16:00hrs.

Participation in this event is on a first-come, first-served basis and we kindly ask that participants RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] by Thursday 15th February. A nominal fee of €25 (including VAT) will be charged.