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Startup Finance

So, you have a great idea and are ready to turn it into a business venture. While studying the market and drafting plans are an essential first step on the road to building your empire, you will also need cold hard cash in order to turn your dream into reality.

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

Scheme Title Start-up Finance
Version 1.0
Published on 23rd January 2024
Overview Start-up Finance aims to support Small Start-up Undertakings that demonstrate a viable business concept and show commitment to expand and further develop their economic activity.
Eligibility Eligible Enterprises: Small Start-up Undertakings Eligible Activities
  1. Manufacturing;
  2. Software development;
  3. Industrial services analogous to manufacturing;
  4. Health, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences;
  5. 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 Repayable Advance
Eligible Costs
  • Payroll Costs
  • Procurement of assets
  • Procurement of materials, and of specialised and technical services
  • Costs incurred towards establishing an operation in Malta
Application Deadline 30th September 2026
Application Submission The application form will be available in the coming weeks. (First time users will need to register)
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