The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE) Tertiary level entrepreneurship teachings will provide the students with specific training on how to start (and run) a business, including the capacity to draft a real business plan and the skills associated with methods of identifying and assessing business opportunities. The tertiary programmes will also encourage and support embryonic business ideas (for instance by providing special loans, business facilities, mentorship, etc.) so that well researched projects can be put into practice and finally reach the market.


Developing attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and employability

The JAYE Malta Start Up Programme offers College and University students (aged 18 to 30) the opportunity turn the knowledge they have gained in the classroom into action by launching their own business venture. Our students develop innovative business concepts and learn to pitch and promote both their products and themselves as they develop into young entrepreneurs

At each stage of their JAYE Start Up experience our participants engage with local and international business leaders who connect them to the world of business, offering them mentorship and inspiration as they develop their ideas.

We employ a learning by doing approach. As our SUP participants start to hone their business strategies, they not only learn skills of financial literacy, business design, teamwork and research, but also learn to recognise their own talents and what drives them as individuals.

The Start Up Programme supports students to become dynamic, responsible and enterprising young adults, ready to kick start their careers with confidence and flair.  Whether they choose to continue to journey into the world of business or choose other career paths our SUP participant begin their professional lives as innovators.


Start Up Programme Winners 2015-2016

freshy-io-logoFreshy.io, is a fledgling business venture that was created thanks to the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE) Start Up Programme. After winning the National Finals, Freshy.io participated in the JA Europe Enterprise Challenge in Bucharest between the 6th and 8th of July 2016.

Over 90 students were competing in the European Finale after participating in a year-long Start Up Programme and qualifying at their respective national-level. A JA Europe initiative, the Start Up Programme annually engages over 14,000 University students from 300 universities across Europe, giving them the opportunity to experience starting up a business from top to bottom.

Freshy.io is a company made up of 4 University of Malta students that developed an application through which cafeterias and restaurants can sell excess fresh, made-daily food. Users on the other hand are able to get notified about these nearby discounted offers by means of a high-tech push notification interface.

The team representing Malta was made up of Mr Anatoliy Gatt, Ms Svetlana Mitrakhovich, Ms Valeria Lobanova, and Mr Gleb Eliseev, the latter being recognised with an Alumni Leadership Award. Freshy.io will launch their company and services later on this year. The JAYE Malta Start Up Programme supports European goals of improving youth employability and contributes to the local start-up ecosystem by creating essential opportunities and fostering key competences necessary for success after university.


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