Are you a young, innovative thinker ready to make a difference in your community? The Gozo Business Chamber, in collaboration with the Gozo Regional Development Authority, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Bank of Valletta, JA Malta Foundation, and EUROPE DIRECT Gozo, proudly presents the sixth edition of the Youth 4 Entrepreneurship Gozo event. This exciting contest is part of the SME Week activities and is dedicated to empowering young entrepreneurs with visionary ideas that can transform Gozo.

Event Details:

– Date: Friday, 15 November 2024

– Venue: Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

– Time: 19:00 hrs

Theme: Waste Hackers

This year, we are challenging young minds to tackle one of Gozo’s most pressing issues – waste reduction. Under the theme “Waste Hackers,” we invite you to present groundbreaking business ideas that contribute to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Gozo. Your innovative solutions can address waste management, recycling, and resource efficiency, promoting a circular economy that benefits both the environment and our local community.

What We’re Looking For:

 Your idea should be:

– Relevant to Gozo: Focus on the island’s unique challenges and potential.

– Financially Sustainable:Ensure your project can stand the test of time.

– Innovative and Sustainable: Bring new, eco-friendly solutions to the table.

– Problem-Solving: Address specific needs or issues in waste management.

– Well-Presented: Deliver your pitch with clarity and confidence.

Who Can Apply?

We welcome applications from individuals or teams aged 16 to 35 residing in the Maltese islands. The focus of your idea must be on Gozo. Whether you’re a past participant or new to the contest, we encourage you to bring your fresh, impactful ideas to the table.

How to Apply:

– Deadline for Submissions: Friday, 18 October 2024

– Submission Format:Proposals should be in PDF format and not exceed 500 words.

–  Presentation: A 10-minute, 10-slide pitch during the event on 15 November 2024.

– All the relevant details together with the proposal should be uploaded through the following link: Applicants’ Participation Form.


– 1st Prize: 500 euros

–  2nd Prize: 200 euros

–  3rd Prize: 100 euros

Coaching Sessions:

To help you refine your ideas and presentation skills, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will conduct coaching sessions covering essential aspects such as structured planning, pitching, writing proposals, and financial planning.   The coaching sessions are being planned for Saturday 24th, and Saturday 31st August.

You can apply for these coaching sessions by clicking here.

Further details can be accessed here.

Join us in making Gozo a leader in sustainability through innovative entrepreneurship. For more information and to apply, visit our website or contact us at

Unleash your creativity, make a positive impact, and be part of Gozo’s sustainable future!