2017 Calls under ERDF Grant Schemes for Startup investment and SME Growth

The Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto has now launched the 2017 Calls for proposals in respect of the following ERDF grant funding support schemes: SME Growth Grant Scheme Startup Investment Grant Schemes The terms and conditions remained largely the same as in the 2016 Call. A clarification has been made Read more about 2017 Calls under ERDF Grant Schemes for Startup investment and SME Growth[…]

Business and strategy planning on Canvas?

Have you used the Lean Canvas or the Business Model Canvas? I actually prefer to work on a Lean Business Canvas that is a blend of Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas. It is still well structured and concise, whilst more comprehensive in the main aspects that an innovation driven business Read more about Business and strategy planning on Canvas?[…]

ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs at a glance

Don’t miss out on the EU funding support for SMEs provided from the ERDF 2014-2020! Speak to us in confidence about your business ideas and investment plans. We can advise and assist you in choosing the right scheme(s) for you, preparing the necessary feasibility studies, reviews or business plans, as well as the application documentation. Read more about ERDF Grant Schemes for SMEs at a glance[…]

Malta Startup Weekend 2017

Don’t miss out the opportunity to test your idea and get the full startup experience at the Malta Startup Weekend 2017! This year Malta Startup Weekend comes with a twist: if your idea is based on digital technology, you can validate and continue shaping it by following the next edition of MITA’s YouStartIT programme which Read more about Malta Startup Weekend 2017[…]

Women web-entrepreneurship

Anamaria Magri Pantea, The Times of Malta – 25th January 2017 Nowadays the digital economy is moving fast from being a specific segment to being the economy. Almost everything that we do today somehow involves or builds upon ICT. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) provide essential enabling support across all economic, political, cultural and social Read more about Women web-entrepreneurship[…]

Startup Europe Week 2017 Malta event

Women web-entrepreneurship in Malta – round-table discussion and networking of stakeholders – Date: Thursday 9th February 2017, 14:15 – 17:30 Location: MITA Data Centre, St. Venera In the framework of Startup Europe Week 2017, this event is organised by Ascend Consulting – the representative of Women web-entrepreneurs Hubs European Network in Malta, with the support Read more about Startup Europe Week 2017 Malta event[…]

Startup Europe Week 2017

Ascend Consulting is proud to have been confirmed as official co-organizer of Startup Europe Week 2017 during the 6th to 10th of February. Glad to be bringing this awesome initiative to Malta as well! See below some statistics from this year and be ready to be part of an even larger initiative in 2017! Check-out Read more about Startup Europe Week 2017[…]

ICT-enabled Innovation – Startups competition

One of the largest EU supported ICT communities just launched a competition for start-ups looking to scale-up. The contest focuses on 8 topics: Health & Wellbeing Smart Spaces Cyber-Physical Systems Future Cloud Cyber Security and Privacy Internet of Things Urban Life and Mobility Smart Energy Systems The prize money in each of the topics are: EUR Read more about ICT-enabled Innovation – Startups competition[…]