Questions

Dear Applicant, Thank you for taking the time to fill in this application form. Your responses are going to be available only to the YouStartlT#5 evaluation committee and will not be shared to any third parties. Questions marked with an asterisk * are mandatory. All other questions are voluntary. This gives you the option to provide only information you are willing to share with us at this stage of the application. The average time needed to fill out this questionnaire during our test was around one hour. However, please take whatever time is needed to answer the questions below. The character limit for answers is specifically designed to allow focused, to-the-point answers rather than unnecessarily long entries. In case you'd like to elaborate more on any of the topics, we encourage you to do it in your pitch deck, which you can attach to this application form. We recommend that you fill in the full questionnaire ONLY if you answer the following five questions with a clear and loud YES. 1. I consider my project as early to mid stage 2. I consider my company to be a tech startup that has not made any profits yet, does not have a headcount of more than NINE and, if already incorporated, has not been in business more than FIVE years 3. I am a citizen of the EU, EFTA or EU Candidate Country 4. I will be part of a startup cohort that shares ideas and meets on a regular basis online, and in Malta 5. I will relocate at least one of the co-founders to Malta (if you are applying from abroad) 6. I would love to learn more about "pastizzi" and the beautiful sea life around Malta :)

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Qualifying questions

General

As a startup accelerator we embrace the Design Thinking process and would like to encourage you to use a few materials, we've prepared for you to assist in communicating your project essentials while filling in this application form. Here you'll find the first, introductory document containing several videos, articles and an interesting exercise to warm you up before you carry on with the following application questions. There will be a few more thematic documents available in the sections below. mih.mt/design-thinking-materials-session-1/

Company, Customers & Product

Use this material to go through a series of exercises that can help you define and validate the PROBLEM you aim to solve: mih.mt/design-thinking-materials-session-2/

Team

Pitch

  1. Paste YouTube or Vimeo URL Link (ex. www.youtube.com/foo)

Expectations

AI projects

This is a section to be completed ONLY in case your project is developed using AI technology. Even though completing it is not obligatory, we strongly suggest you provide us with as much information as possible, since this will give us a better understanding of what you do and eventually increase your chances to be selected for the programme.

Blockchain projects

This is a section to be completed ONLY in case your project is developed using blockchain technology. Even though completing it is not obligatory, we strongly suggest you provide us with as much information as possible, since this will give us a better understanding of what you do and eventually increase your chances to be selected for the programme.

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