The Start Up Finals & Award Night on the 26th of May (at the Hilton Malta) was a celebration of exceptional young minds forging connections with a wider network of stakeholders. This evening marked the end of the JAYE Malta’s Start Up Programme for nine Start Ups set up by local youths from different tertiary educational institutions. For the past nine months the participants worked tirelessly to develop test and validate their business ideas. During the final presentations the Start Ups pitched their ideas to the judges, investors, entrepreneurs and fellow colleagues.
The awards ceremony was the most awaited moment of the evening. Anticipation of all the participating students, family, friends and colleagues boiled down to these results. The recipient of the first award for Continuous Development and Entrepreneurial Spirit was Keith Chircop, from MCAST. Pawesome, from St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, was awarded as the Best Social Enterprise by Agenzija Zghazagh. The last award for Best Business Potential presented by the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise & Industry was awarded to Prezminder, from the University of Malta.
Celuna as the JAYE Malta Start Up of the Year 2018
The evening ended with Celuna, from St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, announced as the JAYE Malta Start Up of the Year 2018. Celuna aims to help people manage their time more effectively by designing a gamified application that combats digital procrastination. The next challenge for Celuna is the #jaEEC18 (JA European Enterprise Challenge 2018) in Riga where they are going head to head against 15 other European teams. For the next three days, starting today the 25th of June, Celuna are pitching their ideas to European Industry leaders hoping to bring back to Malta another European Trophy!
We would like to thank Patrick Young, who was our compere for this fantastic evening; our event host, Hilton Malta and sponsors, S.Rausi Trading and Donna Fugata. We would like to thank all the mentors, link teachers and all other individuals who volunteered their time over the year. Last but not least we would like to thank our corporate sponsors: HSBC Malta Foundation, Microsoft, ISL and Atlas Insurance together with our programme sponsors including: The Alfred Mizzi Foundation, PwC Malta, ICAEW, Agenzija Zghazagh, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, MCA and ZAAR.