The Gozo Business Chamber, in collaboration with the Gozo Regional Development Authority, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Bank of Valletta, and EUROPE DIRECT Gozo, is proud to announce the fifth edition of the ‘Youth 4 Entrepreneurship Gozo’ event. This event, which will form part of the events being organised during the SME Week, will take the form of a contest for potential young entrepreneurs who wish to share business ideas related to Gozo.

The overall goal of this initiative is to instill 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.

This year’s Youth 4 Entrepreneurship contest will focus again on ‘Spaces for Youth’. Such a space should offer social connectedness. While being sustainable from a business point of view, it should also align itself to the following criteria:

  • Safe;
  • Accessible for all;
  • Sustainable; and
  • Youth-friendly.

This contest is aimed at young people between the age of 16 and 35. Applicants should be at least 16 years of age, and not more than 35 years of age, at the time of submission. Applicants should be residents in the Maltese islands, but they may not necessarily be from Gozo. The idea, however, must be strictly related to Gozo. A group of persons may team together to present their ideas. In this case it must be clearly indicated in the application form.

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be conducting coaching sessions for potential applicants. The JAYE Foundation will be conducting a specific session on Financials. Applicants who wish to participate without attending the sessions can submit their ideas through this link by not later than Friday 29th September 2023. All eligible participants will be able to present their business idea during an event to be held on Friday 3rd November 2023.

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