Calling all start-ups,
innovators & distruptors!

Pitch your idea.

5th & 6th July
UOM Valletta Campus
Sponsored prizes
Seed money
Start-up incubator

A start-up competition, designed to provide a platform and an opportunity to creative, innovative and disruptive start-ups to compete for access to an exclusive start-up incubator, seed-funding, access to premium business players and networks, and other forms of monetary and non-monetary professional support.

Applications open
1st — 31st May 2021
Pitchora Event
5th — 6th July 2021
Winners announced
9th July 2021
Incubator induction
6th September 2021

On the day of the event, we will invite start-ups to pitch their business concept to a panel of industry expert judges who have been carefully selected from various industry sectors. The judges will be tasked with questioning and challenging the applicant start-ups to ultimately award the 3-top performing start-ups with the start-up booster prize fund.

What does one win

The Basement2Boardroom programme is based on the ethos of matching the right working environment by using the right tools and support measures whilst working alongside the most relevantly skilled professionals within the relevant business and industry.

  • Our interactive and versatile environment stimulates creativity and encourages team building. The whole floor has been recently renovated and is showered in natural light. The workspace is equipped with facilities to suit every business need including high-speed internet, meeting rooms and pods,reception services and networking facilities.

B2B offers a fully comprehensive and an all-rounded educational programme by field professionals. Start-up founders are trained to bring them up to speed with key skills every entrepreneur should have. B2B training seminars and courses cover Business Development, Operations,Finance, IT, Marketing, Coaching, Time Management, Communication, Public Speaking, Fiscal, Legal and much more.

  • Our team of professionals will be available throughout the programme. We will provide start-ups with all the necessary support to set up and formalize their structures, accounting, and financial reporting systems.  The Firstbridge team shall be based within the same building as the incubation offices. Firstbridge shall be providing six months worth of monthly accountancy services, quarterly VAT compliance, annual tax compliance, monthly payroll services and monthly leadership advisory meetings.

- We have a star-studded list of C-Suite professionals within diverse business backgrounds who are committed to sharing their vision and extensive experience. Our mentors provide start-ups with insight, support, and one-on-one attention throughout the incubation period.

Timeline

Applications open on 3rd May 2021 and will close on 31st May 2021

Once all applications are closed, the committee will vet the applications and choose the 10 finalists that will make it to the Pitchora event.

The finalists shall be granted a two hour pitch training workshop in the weeks leading to the Pitchora event.

Pitchora is spread over two days between 5th & 6th July 2021 at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus.

The winners shall be announced on our social media platforms on Friday 9th July 2021.

Sponsors