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The job market is continuously evolving. Some skills that were in demand several years ago are today outdated. The skill that is a sure constant is that of entrepreneurialism. This is what startup weekend is all about.

The idea of Startup Weekend is simple, to pass on the basics on how to set up a successful business through action. It not only teaches the path but goes a huge leap forward and inspires creativity and ideas, turning them into concrete opportunities in under 54 hours.

But what is on offer is a lot more than learning skills and creating jobs.
Those that live in the tech world often dream about working in Silicon Valley for some up and coming start up. Thinking big, dreaming bigger, meeting people that inspire and challenge you. Start up weekend is an opportunity that develops similar experiences, exposing those that participate to the excitement of the start-up tech world.

“Startup Weekend in Malta has always received very interesting attention. We have participants all over the world and from most industries. Moreover, the weekend is filled with discussions between people of varying cultures and ambitions that over a weekend challenge themselves and each other,” comments event organiser Simon Azzopardi.“What is great about the weekend is how team members and mentors force each other to think bigger. Not in a naïve way, rather in a manner that removes thoughts self-imposed restrictions. During the weekend, delegates get support from mentors who have been down the startup road.”

Startup weekend is this year being visited by global brands including Cirtix, Amazon AWS, AOL and Seedcamp. The scope of them travelling to Malta is to support local ideas and convert them into business models over the weekend.

“This year’s event is going to be massive because not only is the format ideal for early stage ideas, but we have some of the biggest names in Malta to support these ideas become a reality,” concludes Simon Azzopardi.

Simon Azzopardi