Youth 4 Entrepreneurship – Gozo – 2020

The Gozo Business Chamber, in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Bank of Valletta, the Europe Direct Information Centre (Gozo), and the Ministry for the Econoomy, Investment, and Small Businesses has organised the second edition of the Youth4Entrepreneurship – Gozo 2020.

This year’s event focused on the aspect of sustainability in line with the European Union commitment towards the Green Deal.  Eight youths presented six ideas all related to sustainability and Gozo, in front of a panel of business experts.  The latter also had the opportunity to ask a number of questions related to the idea that was presented.  This year’s panel was composed of Isabelle Mallia, Manager Community and Outreach Youth Work Services at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Mark Scicluna Bartoli, Executive EU and Institutional Affairs at Bank of Valletta, Anthony Hili, Entrepreneur at Massar Winery; Marita Portelli, Senior Manager at the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses; and Matthew Caruana, a leading business innovator, and manager at ZAAR, Malta’s leading crowdfunding platform.  The event was presented by Dr Joselyn Teuma.

Prior to the event, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ had also organised two coaching sessions specifically dedicated to interested youths  One of theses sessions was held physically at the Gozo Business Chamber’s offices, and another one was held online.

The overall goal of this initiative was to instil confidence in young people enabling them to reach their full potential, direct attention to the economic potential and challenges facing the island of Gozo, whilst encouraging young people to adopt an innovative approach to develop their business ideas based on Gozo’s needs and potential.  The event was part of the activities being organised as part of the SME Week.

The event was held at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz and started at 19:00 hrs.  You can access the full programme of the event here.


All the participants were presented with a certificate of participation by the Hon. Perit Clint Camilleri, Minister for Gozo.  The audience was also addressed by the CEO of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Miriam Teuma, and by the President of the Gozo Business Chamber, Joseph Borg.

The detailed regulations and guidelines can be downloaded from here.

The intervention of Mr Joseph Borg, GBC’s President, can be accessed here.

The video of the event can be accessed here.