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Business Mentors

MITA Startups that are guided by a business mentor stand a higher chance of success compared to others that aren't. So besides providing technical and project management mentorship ourselves based on our 25-year legacy, we make it a point to put you in t​ouch with an experienced business entrepreneur who can either provide direct mentorship, or match you with a mentor relevant to your business idea.

Jaroslav Bialek ​​
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Jaroslaw Bialek has worked as a manager, startup co-founder and cons​ultant in the FinTech sector since ​2004. He is actively involved in the global star​tup ecosystem, collaborating with several organisations as a startup mentor and organizer and facilitator of eve​nts that pr​omote technological entrepreneurship

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Jesmond Darmanin is a Brand & Online Marketing specialist with a special focus on IT, Web and mobile​​ technologies. Technology is a core of everything he doe​s. He leads a marketing team of a local group of companies and takes care of their online marketing strategy and transition plans. Before that, he worked for 10 years in a leading role within the digital marketing team of an inte​rnational software company, and he gained a vast experience working on a large scale marketing/advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, social media, SEM, SEO, web projects and many other initiatives. Jesmond is al​so the co-founder of Riix Software, a startup that has developed an anti-bully​ing service that enable online bullying reporting for schools and other com​mercial organisations

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Angelika is an IT and Sales Consultant by profession with a passion for Change Management. She has more 20 years of international experience in several positions and industries.
She has been developing business solutions in challenging ICT settings involving scenarios as diverse as worldwide software roll-outs, organisational restructuring, EMEA audits, key account management in B2B tech-sales and the building up sales teams  and processes.
Her involvment in the emergence of startup ecosystems across Europe comprises various collaborations, consulting, training and mentoring of early and later stage startups in sectors as diverse as Social Media, 3D Printing, HR, Data Analytics, IOT, Travel, eCommerce, MedTech and many more 

Pierre Mallia
Pierre is a 25 year veteran of the ICT industry. He has extensive experience in a range of sectors including the public sector, telecommunications, software development, manufacturing, healthcare, tr​ansport, financial services and recruitment. Pierre has worked for a number of startup companies including a Swedish dot-com company and then seven ​years working with Microsoft Corporation as a Country Manager. He has served on a number of boards for various companies, and presently runs two internationally focussed​ startups. Pierre is a Kingston University graduate in computer science and has followed executive development programmes at the National University of Singapore and INSEAD
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Angelica Micallef Trigona​

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​​​​An experienced marketing and human resources management professional, Angelica is VP, People at msales. She commenced her career in 1995 in the news media industry. In 1999, she joined GFI Software - then a start-up - ​where she occupied various roles, heading worldwide marketing and HR teams, projects and processes. In 2014, she joined AAT Research Ltd, an innovator in the neurotechnology sphere, as Chief Marketing and Operations Officer. Angelica holds a first class B.A. (Hons) in Communications Studies from the University of Malta
Russell Mifsud  
Russell is a Senior Manager at KPMG and focuses exclusively on the Gaming industries a​nd Digital space. He strives to anticipate new trends on a global scale in order to best advise KPMG’s clientele about opportunities within the sector. Licensing, strategic initiatives, compliance, financing, M&As, D&A, disruptive technologies​, affiliate marketing and gamification are some of the key areas that he specialises in  ​​
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Andrea Risa  
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Andrea has 20 years of experience spent in Large Corporates, Growth Phase startups and Early Stage Startups. He lived and worked in 6 Countries: Finland, The Philippines, Singapore, France, Germany, Latvia and he is now back in Italy running an incubator in Pescara and consulting and training large corporates on Digital Transformation Issues. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics and Marketing from LUISS University in Rome and an MBA from INSEAD

Deborah Webster
Deborah has a successful track record in identifying top talent, and building and retaining high performance teams, with a focus on financial services, telecoms and family businesses. She has keen cultural sensitivity and a unique ability to understand what makes people tick. She has developed the AMA​NI methodology - the ingredients and framework behind top talent, high performance teams and companies with​ principles
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Johan Zammit
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Johan has one passion - leading great teams in creating cutting edge software products. He lives this passion every day.
Johan is NetRefer's Director of Strategic Project, a company he co-founded back in 2005. NetRefer has been Johan's focus ever since.
Year after year NetRefer grew steadily into a successful international player in the performance marketing industry.
Through various roles over 20 year: as an entrepreneur, director, CTO, web development manager, lecturer, internet business consultant and developer, Johan spent his time helping organisations get the most out of the Internet

Matthew Zammit
Matthew is a digital Stategist focusing on Customer-led Digital Transformation. His passion for marketing feeds into a product management to prioritise development based on customer pain points to impact business operations. He has served in various roles across strategy, technology, marketing, consumer behavior, inventory management, customer experience and product management. Current acting as an intrapreneur developing mobile products and steering digital strategy at CEO and C-suite executive level. He loves​ to break down complex ideas into understandable concepts showing clear benefits and uses this to teach and act as a Digital Evangelist. 
Matthew can help you to clarify your message and presenting it in a way which resonates