Supported by HSBC Bank Malta plc and KPMG in Malta, the competition is open to individuals, aged between 18 and 40, who want to develop their business ideas, either as an individual or as a group of up to 4 persons.
JCI Malta is part of Junior Chamber International (“JCI”), a worldwide community of nearly 200,000 young active citizens in over 115 countries and territories. Its mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. JCI launched this program in 2001. In so doing, JCI sought to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among its members and within communities around the world. To this end, JCI provides young entrepreneurs with the tools and the opportunity to turn an idea into a viable business plan.
As part of the BBP programme, a number of training sessions shall be held by leading experts from various industries, and participants may avail themselves from a number of one-to-one guidance sessions to be provided by leading audit firm KPMG in Malta.
The business plan that will stand out will be that which clearly demonstrates such qualities and values as the anticipated benefit to the local community, innovation, quality and a clear vision of the proposed project’s execution plan. Applications and business plan proposals are to be submitted by 17 March 2010.
An introductory workshop on "Idea Generation and Innovation" led by Ms Leonie Baldacchino, lecturer within The Edward de Bono Institute at the University of Malta will be held tomorrow Thursday 25 February at 6.30pm at MISCO. This session is free of charge and is open to both members and non-members. Interested participants are kindly asked to contact Hermione Portelli on the email address or mobile number referred to below.
Further information and the competition application form may be obtained by visiting the JCI Malta website at www.jci.org.mt, or by contacting Hermione Portelli on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9982 6960. Final business plans are to be submitted by September 2010, after which a panel of expert judges will be selecting the winning plan.