Are you a startup or looking at starting your own business?

Following its successful first edition, Startup Café will again provide a space for newly established startups and youths to meet and network with mentors from different fields and backgrounds.

 

Seasoned entrepreneurs will share their experiences in order to help participants further develop their business enterprising skills. Startup Café is an ideal venue to discuss ideas, pose questions or simply catch up with the current and emerging trends and business realities.

 

Startup Café is organized by Malta Enterprise with the support of the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses and JAYE Malta, within the framework of the Malta SME Week.

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Agenda

08:30h

Registration, welcome coffee and networking

09:00h

Welcoming address

09:05h

Opening speech by Mr William Wait, Chairman, Malta Enterprise

09:10h

Intervention from Dr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses

09:15h

Keynote speech: Why Does Entrepreneurship Matter?

by Dr Christopher Haley, Head of New Technology & Startup Research, Nesta – an Innovation Foundation in the UK

10:00h

Parallel Workshops – Session 1

Area 1 – Funding my startup: Exploring alternative funding streams

Area 2 – Thinking beyond borders: The challenges of starting up with the world as your market

11:00h

Parallel Workshops: Session 2

Area 1: Why some businesses succeed and others fail

Area 2: Strengthening women’s entrepreneurship: Measures to assist women achieve their entrepreneurial potential

12:00h

Parallel Workshops: Session 3

Area 1: Ideas alone do not make good business: How to commercialise your ideas

Area 2: Building the right team: Invest in the right dynamics

13:00h

Concluding Session

Conversation with inspiring business leaders sharing their challenges, successes, passion in entrepreneurship, and lessons learnt along the way

13:55h

Closing remarks by Mr Kurt Farrugia, CEO, Malta Enterprise

14:00h

Startup Café networking lunch

 

Click here to view the full programme, including the speakers addressing each session and parallel workshop.

Information is correct as at time of publishing but may change for reasons beyond the organisers’ control

Agenda

08:30h

Registration, welcome coffee and networking

09:00h

Welcoming address

09:05h

Opening speech by Mr William Wait, Chairman, Malta Enterprise

09:10h

Intervention from Dr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses

09:15h

Keynote speech: Why Does Entrepreneurship Matter?

by Dr Christopher Haley, Head of New Technology & Startup Research, Nesta – an Innovation Foundation in the UK

10:00h

Parallel Workshops – Session 1

Area 1 – Funding my startup: Exploring alternative funding streams

Area 2 – Thinking beyond borders: The challenges of starting up with the world as your market

11:00h

Parallel Workshops: Session 2

Area 1: Why some businesses succeed and others fail

Area 2: Strengthening women’s entrepreneurship: Measures to assist women achieve their entrepreneurial potential

12:00h

Parallel Workshops: Session 3

Area 1: Ideas alone do not make good business: How to commercialise your ideas

Area 2: Building the right team: Invest in the right dynamics

13:00h

Concluding Session

Conversation with inspiring business leaders sharing their challenges, successes, passion in entrepreneurship, and lessons learnt along the way

13:55h

Closing remarks by Mr Kurt Farrugia, CEO, Malta Enterprise

14:00h

Startup Café networking lunch

 

Click here to view the full programme, including the speakers addressing each session and parallel workshop.

Information is correct as at time of publishing but may change for reasons beyond the organisers’ control

Speakers

Some of the leading industry professionals and entrepreneurs will be sharing their knowledge and insight during Startup Café, including:

Chris Cardona

Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses
William Wait
Chairman at Malta Enterprise
Kurt Farrugia
CEO at Malta Enterprise
Christopher Haley
Head of New Technology & Startup Research at Nesta
Abigail Mamo
CEO at GRTU
Adam Buttigieg
Head of Customer Service and IT, Shireburn Software
Alex Mifsud
Co-Founder & CEO at Weavr
Amanda Xuereb
Chief Business Development Officer at Toly & Founder of Beauty Trill
AnaMaria Magri Pantea
Managing Consultant at Ascend Consulting
Andrei Andy Linnas
Co-Founder Thought3D
Angele Giuliano
Founder of iSmart & President of the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs
Anton Buttigieg
CEO at Trade Malta
Christopher Delbridge
Managing Director at Evolve
Edwin Pisani
General Manager at DIZZ Group
Emma Diacono
Owner & Director at Emma Diacono Ltd
Engelbert Grech
CEO at Halo Pictures
Geoffrey Farrugia
CEO at HandsOn Systems
George Amato
Supply Chain Director at Hudson Holdings
George Mantas
Business Development Director at AquaBiotech Group
Jonathan Shaw
Associate Baton&Baton & BRND WGN
Julian Azzopardi
CEO at Ultimate Performance
Karl Herrera
Chief Officer Incentives at Malta Enterprise
Leonie Baldacchino
Director at The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking
Maria Bugeja
Managing Director at Niumee Aesthetic Clinic Malta & CEO at St James Hospital
Marisa Xuereb
Managing Director at Raesch Quarz Malta
Martina Zammit
CEO at & Founder of Gadgets & Director at V-Squared
Matthew Bezzina
CEO at eCabs
Nick Porsche
Founder of & Managing Director at Dorado Games
Norman Aquilina
CEO at Simonds Farsons Cisk
Pawlu Borg Bonaci
Sales & Marketing Manager at Elia Caterers
Sebastian Ripard
Co-Founder of Fetch It
Sharon Cusens
Founder & Director of Spring Productions International
Simon Azzopardi
Chief Product Officer Sherpa & President of Silicon Valletta
Stefan Briffa
Senior Manager at GO Venture Capital
Toni Attard
Founder of Culture Venture
Zak Borg
Co-Founder of Anchovy Studios

A glance at the successful launch of Startup Café…

Almost 120 participants mostly start-ups and youths looking to start their own business packed the house and took an active part in the first edition of Startup Café in 2018.

 

The event gave them the opportunity to further develop their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, thereby enhancing their chances of being successful in their business.

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Startup Café is a separate event from Startup Express, which is another event being organised by Malta Enterprise in October to help the local startup community.

 

Startup Express is designed to assist participants enhance their competence for pitching and presenting projects to business angels and investors. Participants will be facilitated with input from Christoph Sollich (aka The Pitch Doctor), crowdfunding pioneers Seedrs, industry experts and successfully funded startups.

More information and full programme on:

 

www.startupexpress.com.mt

Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta’ MEC0001

T: (+356) 2542 0000

E: info@maltaenterprise.com

W: www.maltaenterprise.com