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Business Start

Malta Enterprise can help with its Business Start scheme. If your start-up is still in its early development phase but is not yet backed by a formal business plan, it might be eligible for a grant of up to €10,000 which you can use to develop your business proposal.

The information provided in the table below is a high-level summary of the Business Start support measure. Interested applicants should read the full Incentive Guidelines which may be downloaded below.

Scheme Title Business Start
Version 1.0
Published on 16th January 2024
Overview Business Start provides early seed funding for small start-ups that have an economically feasible business concept to further develop their business proposal prior to seeking further funding or third-party equity.
Eligibility Activities that can be considered include:
  • Manufacturing;
  • Software development;
  • Industrial services analogous to manufacturing;
  • Health, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences;
Other innovative economic activities which are enabled through knowledge and technology providing services or products which are currently not readily available in the relevant market, or which shall be provided through a process which is novel.
Type of Aid Grant of up to €10,000
Application Deadline 30th October 2026
Application Submission The application form will be available in the coming weeks. (First time users will need to register)
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