PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2021

THURSDAY 11TH NOV
FRIDAY 12TH NOV
SATURDAY 13TH NOV
MAIN STAGE
20:30 - 23:00

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF KBIC

(By Invite Only)
15:15 - 18:30

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS &
FIRESIDE CHATS

10:00 - 10:20

INSPIRATIONAL TALK

18:30 - 20.00

MEETUPS

10:30 - 11:00

CEO SITDOWN

SUSTAINABILITY STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

CLIMATE - NEUTRAL ECONOMY

Europe is aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2050. What’s in stake for our entrepreneurs? How do we understand the challenges ahead and the role that entrepreneurs can play in tackling the climate emergency whilst at the same time identifying business opportunities?

11:15 - 12:00

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

“Maintain the focus on health sparked by the crisis and support an enabling environment that promotes wellbeing. Prioritise mental, physical and emotional wellness as critical aspects for a healthy society and strengthen investment and capabilities in these areas, together with primary and preventative care.”

14:15 - 15:00

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Balancing out the day to day work and administrative financial work and planning ahead the financial requirements of the company to be ready to pitch to investors at the right time.

12:15 - 13:00

TRASH TO TREASURE WORKSHOP

A hands-on workshop to showcase artistic talent in a sustainable manner by re-using materials for new products.

DIGITALISATION STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

WOMEN IN TECH

Dealing with the gender gap in the technology sector by looking at successful stories and empowering women to join this industry by furthering studies in STEM subjects and setting up their own tech start-ups.

11:15 - 12:00

THE POST-PANDEMIC
HYBRID DIGITAL

Covid-19 has accelerated trends towards greater digitalisation in how we work. Working from home becoming the norm, online communication, operations and processes are set to become permanent and frequent features of our professional lives. Is this shift creating the potential to change employee experiences and employment structures for the better or not?

14:15 - 15:00

AI FOR STARTUPS

Understanding how Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly important for all business leaders, especially start-ups. The session will also look into how AI can create opportunities in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through environmental, social and governance (ESGs).

12:15 - 13:00

CYBERSECURITY IN THE
LIGHT OF DIGITALISATION

Start-ups, more than any other business, need to be incorporate digitisation processes in their day to day activity so keeping data secure is key. A hands-on session showcasing a ransomware attack and how to behave in such circumstances.

INNOVATION STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

MEET THE INNOVATORS - BIG BUSINESS,
OPEN FOR INNOVATION

Businesses today face constant disruption due to significant changes in customer behaviour, regulations, technology, etc. This requires immediate innovative responses with many big businesses looking at start-ups to come up with disruptive and innovative ideas for the next big thing. Also, meet some of the Maltese innovators who have made a name for Malta with their innovative solutions and products.

11:15 - 12:00

FROM STARTUP TO SCALE-UP PART 2

A session with representatives of different accelerators discussing how accelerators can be used to continue innovating your business and moving to the next level of your business.

14:15 - 15:00

FROM STARTUP TO SCALE-UP - PART 1

A session with representatives of different accelerators discussing how accelerators can be used to continue innovating your business and moving to the next level of your business.

12:15 - 13:00

PUT ON YOUR THINKING HAT

A workshop on brainstorming and creating innovative ideas to be put into practice.

FOOD, DRINKS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
ALL THROUGHOUT THE EVENT

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2021

THURSDAY 11TH NOV
MAIN STAGE
20:30 - 23:00

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF KBIC

FRIDAY 12TH NOV
MAIN STAGE
15:30 - 20:00

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS &
FIRSIDE CHATS, MEET UPS

SUSTAINABILITY STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

CLIMATE - NEUTRAL ECONOMY

14:15 - 15:00

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

DIGITALISATION STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

WOMEN IN TECH

14:15 - 15:00

AI FOR STARTUPS

INNOVATION STAGE
12:30 - 13:15

MEET THE INNOVATORS - BIG BUSINESS,
OPEN FOR INNOVATION

14:15 - 15:00

FROM STARTUP TO SCALE-UP - PART 1

SATURDAY 13TH NOV
MAIN STAGE
10:00 - 10:20

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

SUSTAINABILITY STAGE
10:30 - 11:15

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

11:30 - 12:15

TRASH TO TREASURE

DIGITALISATION STAGE
10:30 - 11:15

THE POST-PANDEMIC HYBRID DIGITAL

11:30 - 12:15

CYBERSECURITY IN THE LIGHT OF DIGITALISATION

INNOVATION STAGE
10:30 - 11:15

FROM STARTUP TO SCALE-UP PART 2

About the Festival

Malta Enterprise has been leading the national ecosystem for startups. For the past years ME has been organising the Start Up Café, but this year we decided to go big! It is a celebration of our ecosystem and the 20th Anniversary of the Kordin Business Incubation Centre (KBIC) which provided a launchpad for various startups and today boasts several success stories.

Join us for the Startup Festival between 11th and 13th November for this celebration featuring three themed stages: Sustainability, Digitalisation & Innovation. The festival hosts various workshops, inspirational talks, a networking atmosphere and our StartUp Route!

This Route will take you to the route of startups and businesses who will be exhibiting their story as well as you can meet our startup support team from Business First who will be able to guide you and assist you on the spot.

Register your participation for the Startup Festival and book your seat for the sessions below!

Register Here


    OUR TEAM WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL