Youths 4 Entrepreneurship

on Friday 15th November

to be held at Brookies Restaurant, Music Cafe Lounge Roof Top, Victoria Gozo

at 19:00 hrs

The Gozo Business Chamber, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, Bank of Valletta, and the Europe Direct Information Centre – Gozo, is proud to announce the first edition of the ‘Youths 4 Entrepreneurship – Gozo’. This event, which will form part of the events being organised for the SME Week, will take the form of a contest for potential young entrepreneurs who wish to share business ideas related to Gozo.  The overall goal of this initiative is to direct attention to the economic potential and challenges facing the island of Gozo, whilst encouraging young people to take an innovative approach to develop their business ideas based on Gozo’s needs and potential.

Idea selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Applicability to the Gozitan context
  • Innovative Approach
  • Ability to solve a potential problem or to cater for a specific need

Potential young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their ideas by not later than Friday 1st November 2019.  If more than six ideas are presented, the best will be chosen for the event which will take place on Friday, 15th November 2019.  The six selected applicants will be provided with a reply by not later than Wednesday 6th November 2019.

All entries will be acknowledged.

Young people between the age of 18 and 30 can enter the contest by applying on the following link and uploading their proposed idea (in pdf format) in not more than 500 words.  Applicants should be residents in the Maltese islands, but they may not necessarily be from Gozo.  The idea, however, must be strictly related to Gozo.  A group of persons may team together to present their ideas.  In this case it must be clearly indicated in the application form.

A powerpoint projector, laptop and screen will be available to the participants during the event.

During the final session, which is to be held on the 15th November, six young people or groups will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas during a ten-minute, ten-slide live pitch,  in front of a panel of business experts.  The experts will also have the possibility to ask questions after the presentation.  The winner will take home the amount of € 500.

Even if you are not presenting an idea all young people are welcome to join the event on the 15th November, by registering on this link.  Light refreshments and drinks will be served throughout the event.  Places are limited, so please book at your earliest.

The proceedings during the event will be in English.  This means that the pitch during the event must also be conducted in English.

The winner will be announced during the same evening.

If you require further information kindly contact us on [email protected]