YouStartIT is Malta’s first equity-free accelerator programme focusing on early stage tech startups from idea to prototyping and then market deployment.

The programme is managed by the MITA Innovation Hub and runs twice a year with five or more startups selected per intake. Each startup receives a pre-seed investment of up to €30,000 and is mentored, supported and guided to investor readiness.  YouStartIT focuses on ideas embracing disruptive innovation such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and other Emerging Technologies. Teams applying must be 18 years or over, have at least two co-founders, and must be ready to register their business in Malta.