START UP PROGRAMME
WHAT IS THE START UP PROGRAMME?
The JAYE Malta Start Up Programme is for you if you are involved in a tertiary level course and want to get real-life experience on how to set up your own business. The Programme is delivered in typical JAYE fashion; through hands-on practical weekend workshops and one-to-one strategy meetings led by experienced business mentors. It consists of 2 semesters which run from October to May. You will come up with a concept for a business idea, create and research a business plan and secure investment that could launch your business.
As a participant, you will gain an insight into:
- Business creation
- Risk taking
But also many useful skills in your everyday life.
Your team will compete for the Start Up of the Year Award which is announced at JAYE annual finals night. The judging process is carried out the various stages of the programme. The competition winners will represent Malta in the European competition for the ultimate crown.
WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THE START UP PROGRAMME?
The Start Up programme aims to equip you with the necessary skills to successfully start up your own business. You will gain the following skill as a participant:
- Creative thinking and problem solving
- Communication and presentation skills
- Confidence and a can-do attitude
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Negotiation and decision making
- Setting goals and time management
- Managing risk and responding to change
On completing the Start Up Programme you will also learn how to do the following:
- Raise finance for their venture by selling shares
- Open and manage their own Business Bank account
- Trade with the public
“The Start Up Programme at JAYE was a particular highlight during my years at the University of Malta. Throughout the programme, I was lucky enough to meet and network with some great minds in various industries. For me, having also previously participated in the Company Programme back in 2012, I have yet again gained meaningful knowledge and insight in a much desired, hot topic today – entrepreneurship.”
We are getting a thorough insight of how to build up and manage an organisation. Start-Up Camp Berlin 2017 widened our contacts and also exposed us to more ideas and feedback. We look forward for the final stages of the programme & whatever the result, it will surely be a learning curve for us all.