Smart City Malta to host Startup Weekend Next
Further to the success of the Startup Weekend at its premises earlier this year, Smart City Malta will now be hosting a follow-up training and coaching programme – Startup Weekend Next – over the period October 12 to November 16.
The not-for-profit Startup Weekend event held last June entailed a weekend-long, hands-on, fun experience where current and aspiring entrepreneurs had the opportunity to find out if their business ideas were viable, while getting the full startup experience themselves. A jury assessed a number of pitched business ideas, with the top three being Crwd Gift, Dash Thru and Sahha.
Through the collaboration with Smart City Malta, the Next programme will be one of 21 worldwide editions this autumn, among the ones like Silicon Valley, Melbourne or London. Next is intended to help these teams and other budding entrepreneurs become better prepared to build successful startups by providing experiential and action-oriented entrepreneurial education – as well as to get the teams ready to pitch for seed capital.
The programme will be followed by a Berlin Roadshow between November 18 and 24, for the teams who are ready to meet the equity providers.
Next is open to all interested start-up teams, both those who attended the June Startup Weekend and new ones.
Details and more information may be obtained from http://www.swnext.co/events/malta-next .