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

The 3rd edition of Startup Café will provide the space to start-ups and entrepreneurs to reengineer their business model, trigger ideas arising from uncertainty, explore different funding streams and discuss on turning threats into opportunities.

 

The Startup Café 2020 team has put together three different workshops giving the audience the opportunity to listen to local and foreign seasoned entrepreneurs who had the ability to adapt to change and face extraordinary challenges in unprecedented times.

 

Did businesses seize the moment? Has Covid-19 provided a chance for leaders to significantly transform organisations? Have we all questioned and redefined the status quo of how we do business? Let’s listen to and discuss with the experts.

 

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

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Workshop 1

Managing your Team amid hybrid work arrangements

11.11.2020 // 09:00h-10:30h

Introduction

Audrey Farrugia
Coordinator, Start Up Support & Business Advisory Services, Malta Enterprise

Moderator

Peter Grech
CEO & Founder, BRND WGN

Panel

Marlene Attard
Chief Administrative Officer, RS2 Software

Dean Sharpe
CEO, 4A Games

Jonathan Azzopardi Frantz
Co-Founder, Get Hitched

Frank Fisher
Head of Developer Relations, DeepCode

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Workshop 2

Academia, Industry & Entrepreneurship…where do we stand?

12.11.2020 // 09:00h-10:30h

Introduction

Audrey Farrugia
Coordinator, Start Up Support & Business Advisory Services, Malta Enterprise

Moderator

Brian Camilleri
Head of Research, Malta Enterprise

Panel

Gareth Genner
CEO, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Partnerships, Trust Stamp

Dr Joshua Ellul
Director, Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies, UoM

Edel Cassar
MCAST Strategy Implementation Office

Prof. Russell Smith
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation, UoM

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

Workshop 3

Funding Opportunities 2021

13.11.2020 // 09:00h-10:30h

Introduction

Audrey Farrugia
Coordinator, Start Up Support & Business Advisory Services, Malta Enterprise

Moderator

Karl Herrera
Chief Officer, Incentives, Development, Evaluation & Monitoring, Malta Enterprise

Panel

James Camilleri
Co-Founder, Porter Pays

Walid Sultan Midani
CEO, You Run Ltd

Ruzbeh Bacha
Founder & CEO, City Falcon

Ing. Joe Bartolo
Manager, TAKEOFF Business Incubator

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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

Speakers

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

11.11.2020
Managing your Team amid hybrid work arrangements
Peter Grech
CEO & Founder, BRND WGN
Jacob Appel
Founder & Director, Binderr
Frank Fisher
Head of Developer Relations, DeepCode
Jonathan Azzopardi Frantz
Co-Founder, Get Hitched
Marlene Attard
Chief Administrative Officer, RS2 Software
12.11.2020
Academia, Industry & Entrepreneurship…where do we stand?
Brian Camilleri
Brian Camilleri
Head of Research, Malta Enterprise
Edel Cassar
Strategy Implementation Office, MCAST
Gareth Genner
CEO, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Partnerships, Trust Stamp
Dr Joshua Ellul
Director, Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies, UoM
Prof. Russell Smith
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation
13.11.2020
Funding Opportunities 2021
Karl Herrera
Chief Officer, Incentives, Development, Evaluation & Monitoring, Malta Enterprise
James Camilleri
Co-Founder, Porter Pays
Ing. Joe Bartolo
Manager, TAKEOFF Business Incubator
Ruzbeh Bacha
Founder & CEO, City Falcon
Walid Sultan Midani
CEO, You Run Ltd

A glance at the previous edition of Startup Café…

After its successful launch in the previous year, Startup Café attracted more than 100 participants in 2019, mostly start-ups and youths looking to start their own business who packed the Malta Enterprise head offices eager to join in the discussion.

 

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