Two former University of Malta students started the Huskie Craft Beer Company, designing, and manufacturing artisanal beers as a TAKEOFF incubated start-up.
Jean Bickle and Miguel Camilleri were working as medical physicists in nuclear medicine in Leeds when they discovered a common passion for artisanal beers and their diverse flavours.
Inspired by their experience in the UK, they decided to start their own home brews.
The two young entrepreneurs kicked off their enterprise after being awarded TAKEOFF seed funds in 2018, a fund that assists innovators to grow their business idea into a sustainable venture.
The TAKEOFF seed fund award (TOSFA), is run through the University’s business incubator, TAKEOFF operating within the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Incubation (CEBI). TAKEOFF provides structured incubation and mentoring, while administration of TOSFA is carried out by the University of Malta’s Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO).
Since inception the Huskie Craft Beer duo have created 11 beers, each with different flavour profiles. They are hoping to grow sufficiently and compete internationally to make their mark as a quality artisanal beer.