The Million Dollar Idea 2021

Ascend Consulting is glad to once again support The Million Dollar Idea startup competition organised by the ICT Students’ Association representing all students at the University of Malta and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. Anamaria Magri Pantea will be one of the judges, joining a great team of other judges and mentors Read more about The Million Dollar Idea 2021[…]

Support under Malta Enterprise Business Re-engineering Scheme

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to businesses needing to make numerous changes in the way they operate in order to manage and cope with the challenges brought by the pandemic. From changes in their operations, customer interaction and delivery channels, to shifts in their product/service offering and target customer segments, or even overhaul of their Read more about Support under Malta Enterprise Business Re-engineering Scheme[…]

Is your revenue model still working?

Always important, but even more so during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is a regular review of the effectiveness of your revenue model. How to do that, and what other revenue models can you consider, as well as a specific case study application, are topics that I address in this 10 minutes video. Part of a Read more about Is your revenue model still working?[…]

How to prepare a winning funding application under the EU EIC Accelerator / SME Instrument

The EU’s SME Instrument has been restructured quite a bit in the last few years, being now part of the European Innovation Council, accepting applications only under Stage 2 (for actual implementation of innovation projects, not just precursor feasibility studies) and providing support in both grant and equity forms. Nevertheless, the main guidance points on Read more about How to prepare a winning funding application under the EU EIC Accelerator / SME Instrument[…]

Inspiring and empowering young girls through entrepreneurial skills workshops

Developing entrepreneurial competences is key for young girls’ future education and careers. Women constitute 52% of the total European population but only 34.4% of the EU self-employed and 30% of start-up entrepreneurs. Women are also the largest untapped entrepreneurial and leadership potential in Europe. Only 5-15% of high-tech business is owned by women. According to the Read more about Inspiring and empowering young girls through entrepreneurial skills workshops[…]

Funding opportunities for women owned businesses

Business and Professional Women (Valletta) Malta organisation has invited Anamaria Magri Pantea to deliver a number of workshops to its members. The first workshop was held on 25th July 2019 and focused on presenting and discussing the various funding opportunities available to women entrepreneurs in Malta. Both new and established businesses. For more details on Read more about Funding opportunities for women owned businesses[…]

European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta

On 14th of June, the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta,  has organized an information session to present the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC pilot was first introduced in 2018 under the current Horizon 2020 programme. Building on that experience, European Commission now introduces Read more about European Innovation Council Roadshow – Malta[…]

Women entrepreneurship peer-learning heckaton

  What a fruitful last 48h! Full of engaging workshops and networking to identify key challenges and solutions to furthering women entrepreneurship across Europe. With men and women putting their heads together and working side by side! ….the work goes on… All this organised by the European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Read more about Women entrepreneurship peer-learning heckaton[…]

Deep tech venture support

Another Call for Applications is available under the EIT Digital Venture Program, closing on 5th May 2019. This program supports entrepreneurial teams from 19 countries with deep tech business ideas to finalise their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and start their business venture. The specific support consists of  up to €15,000 and a six-week Pre-Acceleration Phase.  Read more about Deep tech venture support[…]