Two final year students on the University of Malta’s Executive MBA programme have partnered with Zaar, Malta’s crowdfunding platform, to launch MaltaShaveClub.com – the first subscription shaving blade service in Malta – and are looking for support (www.zaar.com.mt/projects/maltashaveclub/).
Dirty and dull blades make for a painful and unhygienic shaving experience. So, while engaged on a start-up project in Dr Nathaniel Massa’s entrepreneurship class, Joonas Karhu and Stan Filin decided to bring an internationally proven business model to Malta and Gozo. The founders believe shaving should not be so costly and that customers do not need to waste their time running around from store to store seeking the best price for expensive replacement blades.
There are three key points the founders wanted to address before going through with the project. First, to ensure that the razor blades are of high quality – beyond their research and deliberations, the founders sacrificed their own faces for rigorously testing a variety of different shaving razors from many manufacturers before settling for a high quality international supplier. Second, the price point had to be much lower than that the competition. Third, regular delivery had to be free and convenient – reliable and direct to the subscriber’s door.
With MaltaShaveClub.com, customers receive four razor blade cartridges and a free quality sleek black handle including a stand, with their first order. Subsequent deliveries include four fresh high-quality 3-blade or 5-blade razors directly to their mailbox once a month or every other month, depending on the options selected. Currently, Zaar.com.mt is offering special discounts which include include up to three free months of shaving.
'Zaar.com.mt is a great local crowdfunding partner that will help us launch our product, and the University of Malta MBA programme has helped us think critically and outside the box. After months of research, work, and testing, we are very excited to finally launch MaltaShaveClub.com and we need your support to do so.' – Joonas Karhu & Stan Filin.
To avail of special discounts and support MaltaShaveClub.com’s crowdfunding campaign go to: www.zaar.com.mt/projects/maltashaveclub.
Further information may be obtained from the start-up’s website at: maltashaveclub.com, while the founders may be contacted at: email@example.com.
In this regard, Dr Massa and the Faculty augur and wish the students and MBA cohort well on their initiatives.
Participants on FEMA’s Executive MBA programme are mostly professionals active in industry and various sectors, generally in management and executive positions. Their exposure and diverse experiential knowledge contributes to the applied learning environment fostered by FEMA and its multi-faceted team of expert and engaged practicing faculty on this part-time evening Masters programme.
The programme is tailored for practicing professionals, managers, executives and others aspiring to stretch their competencies and extend their skill-sets, strategic foresight, execution and leadership capability. Beyond prospecting higher positions of responsibility within corporate environments, the FEMA MBA also offers participants a sound foundation and critical insight towards effectively running one’s own business in increasingly competitive, globalised contexts.
For any enquiries on the Executive MBA programme at the Faculty of Economics, and Accountancy at the University of Malta, kindly contact Ms Evelyn Chetcuti on 2340 2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.