Start-Up Festival hosting its very own student programme

Malta Enterprise will be organising its third edition of Malta’s Start-Up Festival on 5-6 October at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali

Malta’s economic development agency, Malta Enterprise, will this year be organising its third edition of Malta’s Start-Up Festival on 5/6 October at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali.

The Festival aims to bring together various start-ups, entrepreneurs, founders, speakers, stakeholders and investors to network, serving as an exceptional platform to promote Malta’s Start-Up ecosystem.  The Festival is open to fifth formers and above from state, church and private schools interested in business and entrepreneurship.

Students will have a dedicated programme and participants will be able to tour the Startup Festival.  For this year’s Student Programme, earmarked for the 5 October at 9:30am, an array of founders and motivational speakers have been invited to engage with a young cohort of students to elucidate their triumphs and failures as a means to inspire tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs how to navigate through challenges, the importance of being resilient in the face of failure and the importance of developing grit, a quality that every person needs to success in life.

 Success stories from all walks of life

 The vivid programme shall include a vast range of speakers from all walks of life. Twin brothers, Andrew and Julian Farrugia, founders of Anvil Game Studios, shall be sharing their experience on the story behind developing one of the first and most successful local video game companies. Junior Achievement winning teams - h2Lo and Możaic will also share with us their success and their experience in the European finals whereby they competed against 42 other countries in the largest entrepreneurship festival in the world.

 The Edward de Bono Institute for Creative Thinking and Innovation at the University of Malta will be delivering an innovative interactive workshop pertaining to enabling entrepreneurial thinking in students. And last but not least Dana McKeon, Malta’s very own Beatbox Champion (Top 5 @ Beatbox World Championships), Singer-Songwriter (Netflix / Sony / BMG / Universal); Performing Artist (British Royal Family / MTV / Bruno Mars / John Newman / James Arthur), Host (Beatbox World Championships / Monaco Yacht Show), and Personal Development Coach  will be closing our student programme with a motivational  talk revolving around perseverance and determination, on how to face failures and remain resilient in life.

 The Student Programme is scheduled on 5 October, 2023 from 9:30am until 1pm at MFCC, Ta’ Qali. Malta Enterprise is in contact with the schools to encourage those students with a flair for business and entrepreneurship to attend however any other participants who would like to attend are encouraged to send an email with full details to [email protected]