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[…]

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[…]

Short-course on EU funding

Numerous new and improved EU funding support schemes have been or are still to be launched, both directly from Brussels and at a national level. SMEs, innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and training are amongst the top priorities. Are you finding your way amongst all these opportunities and making the best of them? A short course providing Read more about Short-course on EU funding[…]

Short course on EU funding

Numerous new and improved EU funding support schemes have been or are still to be launched, both directly from Brussels and at a national level. SMEs, innovation, competitiveness, sustainability and training are amongst the top priorities. Are you finding your way amongst all these opportunities and making the best of them? A short course providing Read more about Short course on EU funding[…]

New EU funding scheme for employee training

A new EU funding support scheme “Investing in Skills” has been launched under Malta’s Operational Programme II of the European Social Fund. Within the scope of the scheme are training activities held between 19th April 2017 and 30th June 2020 and aimed at increasing the productivity and adaptability of persons actively participating in the Maltese Read more about New EU funding scheme for employee training[…]

BPW Malta Careers Day 2017

What a great buzz, inspiring women and ambitious young girls at yesterday’s Careers Day 2017 organised for the fifth year in a row by Business & Professional Women BPW Malta! We were honoured to join in and provide a morning of career mentoring and guidance to over 1000 girls from over 15 schools in Malta. Read more about BPW Malta Careers Day 2017[…]

VET4Start-UP ERASMUS+ project event

Part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Malta, Ascend Consulting is coorganising with TR Associates Ltd. the Malta multiplier event of  the VET4Start-UP Erasmus+ project (www.vet4startup.eu), event that will take place in SmartCity Malta on 7th of November 2016. The EU funded VET4Start-UP project seeks to address the challenges of unemployment and the of return to Read more about VET4Start-UP ERASMUS+ project event[…]