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Local Partners

Startups guided by a business mentor stand a higher chance of success compared to others that aren't. So besides providing entrepreneurial, business, technical and project management mentorship ourselves based on our 25-year legacy, we will do our best to connect you with an experienced business entrepreneur, educational institution or public administration organisation that can either provide direct mentorship, or match you with a mentor relevant to your business idea.

Ganado Advocates

Ganado Advocates is a top-tier law firm established in Malta, widely recognised for its financial services and commercial law practices. The firm traces its roots back to the early 1900s, and is today one of Malta’s foremost law practices consistently ranking as a leading firm in all its core sectors. GANADO Advocates
has, over the past decades, contributed directly towards creating and enhancing Malta’s hard-won reputation as a reliable and effective international centre for financial and maritime services. Today, the firm continues to provide high standards of legal advisory service to support and enhance Malta’s offering.
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Ministry for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy

The Ministry for the Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services​ is responsible Maritime ​Policy and Promotion, Promotion of Financial Services, Information and Communication Strategy and Digital Economy​​.


Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

meib.jpgThe Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business​ is responsible for External Trade, Industry, Investm​ent Promotion, Government Investments, Small Business and the Self-Employed, Cooperatives, Trade Services, Maritime Policy & Promotion, Promotion of Financial Services, Information and Communication Strategy and the Digital Economy​​.


MCAST

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)​ is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through its ten institutes in Malta and the Gozo Centre, MCAST offers 170 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). Their students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education.


Microsoft

The Microsoft Innovation Centre in Malta was launched on 22nd February 2013 - a multi-million dollar investment by Microsoft and its partners to support the local IT industry. The Maltese centre is part of the global network of more than 100 MICs with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology learning.​​ 
​TAKEOFF
TakeOff_JPEG.jpgBased at the University of Malta, TAKEOFF​ is Malta's first technology business incubatoBased at the University of Malta, TAKEOFF is Malta’s first technology business incubator. The program is specifically designed to help innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs create successful science, technology, engineering, creative media and knowledge-based startup business – taking them from idea to investment and, well, to takeoff. TAKEOFF supports early-stage technology and start-up development. TAKEOFF has piloted a programme aimed in helping promising ideas forward toward commercialization and ultimately, creation of high-growth businesses in Malta.​

PWC Malta
pwclogo.gifPWC Malta​ is a leading professional services firm in Malta, providing industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value to clients. The Malta firm forms part of the PwC network where more than 180,000 people in 158 countries share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. PwC Malta is dedicating €1 million per annum in pro bono services to assist entrepreneurs in nurturing their business during the critical stage of starting up and growing a new business.

University of Malta
UnivOfMalta.jpgThe University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. There are some 11,000 students including over 600 international students from 80 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system.

Finance Malta
finance-malta.jpgFinanceMalta is a non-profit public-private initiative set up to promote Malta’s international business and financial centre, both within as well as outside Malta. It brings together and harnesses the resources of the industry and government to ensure Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services sector can continue to grow and prosper.

SmartCity Malta
SmartCity Malta.pngSmartCity Malta​ is a joint venture between the Government of Malta and SmartCity Dubai, an international organisation that develops and manages a global network of self-sustained business parks dedicated to the knowledge-driven industries. SmartCity Malta is developing a state-of-the-art international work-play-live business park for knowledge-based companies, and offers a blend of places for work and leisure – all designed following international sustainability standards. In today’s ICT-enabled knowledge economy context, SmartCity Malta offers the country’s most advanced and reliable ICT infrastructure, able to meet the high technical requirements of mission-critical digital operations.​