Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE JAYE Start Up Programme 2

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION DGP0120 is designed students who wish to build on the lessons learnt in DGP0110 during Semester 1. In Semester 2 JAYE Start Ups prepare to ‘go public’ with their business concepts in search of potential investors and customers. This is done through designing and creating a prototype and a brand identity, engaging actively with social media, developing a marketing strategy and taking part in public prototype exhibitions. Start Ups learn to pitch successfully to potential partners, collaborators and investors and prepare and deliver an elevator pitch to JAYE’s independent judging panel as part of the Start Up Competition. Last but not least the Semester culminates in the Start Up Finals and Awards Night when JAYE Start Ups deliver a formal business presentation to the Start Up Judges and an audience of Malta’s finest business leaders. This event acts a launch-pad for JAYE Start Ups to facilitate their entry into the Maltese business network.

In Semester 2 the Start Up teams will gain confidence as young innovators, will consolidate their skills of teamwork and become resilient and dynamic young business people ready to progress as entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs within existing companies. By the end of this semester students will have developed an extensive and inspiring professional network encompassing innovators of all ages and in a variety of sectors which will provide them with the perfect conditions to advance in their careers.

Note: This is a unit offered at post-basic level, and the sessions will therefore not be entirely discipline-specific.

Learning Outcomes:

- Establish yourself as a skilled Start Up entrepreneur with a diverse business network;
- Become adept at pitching business projects to successfully secure funding and partnerships;
- Become skilled in ‘putting yourself out there’ to meet people and take important risks to help you progress;
- Develop exceptional presentation skills;
- Become skilled in range of business disciplines from marketing to finance and from human resources to research and development;
- Create an innovative, promising and financially viable Start Up enterprise and become Your Own Boss!

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by JAYE Staff, Mentors and guest speakers during the sessions and further resources will be available to students of JAYE’s digital platforms.


The best marker of students’ progress is the project work they produce. In March, as part of Phase 2 of the JAYE Start Up Competition, Start Ups take part in a one-day prototype exhibition during the JAYE Malta National Youth Fair where they will present their Start Up to the general public. In April, Start Ups produce an Investment Proposal which sets out the potential impact of their business venture and aims to convince individuals/companies to invest. This is followed by an Investors Pitch to an independent panel of expert judges where suggestions for the bettering of the project will be offered as part of Phase 3 of the competition. In the final Phase of the Start Up Competition JAYE Start Ups deliver a formal business presentation to the Start Up Judging Panel during the JAYE Malta Start Up Finals and Awards night. These tasks are part of the competition but are not assessed formally. The national winners of the JAYE Malta Start Up Programme will represent Malta at the JA Europe Enterprise Challenge (participation fees paid by JAYE Malta) in Norway in July 2019.

A Certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.


ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Fieldwork and Seminar

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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