ICON to participate in Start-Up Weekend Malta

27-04-2018

Do you have an exciting idea for a business start-up but maybe, you haven’t figured out how to begin? If you currently find yourself in such a situation, then, the latest edition of Start-Up Weekend Malta is the event for you.

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ICON is proud to be part of this valuable event which aims to introduce attendees to the inspiring world of start-ups and entrepreneurship. Indeed, our very own Managing Director, Ian Castillo will be speaking at the event and mentoring attendees. Also, our Senior Digital Marketing Executive Eva Piperevska is co-organising.

Start-up Weekend Malta is a 54-hour event which will take place between the 4th and 6th May at the Malta Life Sciences Park (MLSP) in San Gwann. These events are organised in over 480 cities around the world, and they bring together developers, business managers, marketing experts and young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. Thus, aspiring entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, who can assist them in executing their business ventures successfully.

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Participants will be coached by acclaimed local and foreign entrepreneurs, start-up veterans and business specialists. They will learn how to effectively present their ideas to potential investors and customers, to ultimately transform their business ideas into something more concrete and successful.

The event will be focusing on ideas that utilize the power and potential of blockchain technology and design, to solve real-world problems. Blockchain technology certifies digital information and provides internet users with the potential to create value. Some argue that blockchain technology is destined to be the next big thing in the digital industry. Thus, this event further offers participants an opportunity to embrace this new pioneering technology and get ahead of the game.

It’s worth mentioning that individuals with no knowledge of blockchain technology are still encouraged to attend. Indeed, even individuals with no start-up idea are invited. Start-up Weekend is meant to be a great learning experience for everyone involved regardless of their level of knowledge. Discussing the start-up ideation process and learning from each other is a key philosophy of these events.

The ticket for Start-up Weekend includes:
• Access to the whole, weekend-long, event
• The opportunity to pitch your idea on Friday night @ Pitch Fire
• Mentoring by professionals from the blockchain world and the tech start-up community
• Meals and drinks throughout the weekend
• Collaboration with incredible blockchain professionals from throughout Malta
• An awesome Start-up Weekend t-shirt
• An all-star judges’ panel led by tech, start-up, and blockchain leaders

You can find a more detailed schedule here.

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of entrepreneurship, and remember to say hi to the ICONites in attendance.