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Our YouStartIT accelerator programmes are usually bottom-up calls for startups asked to research, identify and solve a problem through a business idea based on digital technology; or thematic top-down calls for startups offered the challenge of solving a problem in public administration or wider civil society. In both cases our aim is to promote Malta as a living test bed for new products and services to internationalise.

If your idea is targeting the simplification or co-design of a particular process in public administration using open data or through some disruptive technology, you will also benefit from a 25-year legacy delivering projects and services in the public sector. At the end of the process you will be transformed into an incorporated tech business undertaking that has devel​oped a product or service to showcase, a business plan you could use to raise further seed investment, and the skills and mindset to pivot, grow and globalise. As long as you’re in business all IP developed is yours to keep.​​
The YouStartIT accelerator programme covers benefits such as the offer of a co-working space, Design Thinking to help you validate your idea, and Lean Startup methodologies to help you learn about your target market while building your product using rapid prototyping. Then perks, mentorship and legal and enterprise support from our many partners and business mentors, networking events, and access to MITA’s customers and technology partners.​