AI STARTUP PITCH 2019 | SPRING

WHERE AI STARTUPS AND INVESTORS MEET


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JOIN US IN 2019


Following a very successful run at the first edition of Malta AI & Blockchain Summit, we’re going all out for 2019. Over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Startups based in AI, Blockchain, Quantum Tech, Big Data and IoT will each have a small booth at Malta AI & Blockchain Summit surrounded by top investors and mentors, being invited to lavish networking dinners as well as benefitting from online exposure.  However the AI Startup pitch is only open to AI startups and the judges’ top ten will make it to the pitch stage during the final leg of the Summit.  Expect the competition to be fierce with so many investors to impress! Participants get the following:


BOOTH

BOOTH

A free 1m booth at Malta AI & Blockchain Summit 19,
including cost of printing
and furniture.

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Invitation to premium networking
events during Malta AI & Blockchain Summit.

PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION

Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists – meet the investors on stage.

PR

PR

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit PR – magazines, website, email newsletters, interviews.

CONSULTANCY

CONSULTANCY

Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans.



Moderator

Rick Goddard
CCO
"Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit"

Rick Goddard joined the company in early 2019, taking on the position of CCO across SiGMA, Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit and Medical Cannabiz World. He brings with him a wealth of commercial experience from a variety of sectors, most recently focussed on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, A.I. and the ICO market. As part of his strategy for growth he aims to set new targets for each of the event verticals in 2019.


Meet the JUDGES

Anthony Grech
CEO

Anthony is CEO and Director of Certus Operations Limited. He also sits on the Investment Committee of Certus overseeing group treasury and investment strategy.

During the past ten years, Anthony has been actively involved in investment research & strategy, corporate finance and venture capital.

Anthony started his career as an equity research analyst in Malta before moving to the London to lead the investment research department for a FTSE 250-listed financial derivatives trading brokerage. His analytical research and insightful views on markets were featured on prominent financial media such as Bloomberg, The Financial Times and CityAM. As he progressed in his career, Anthony moved into corporate finance roles, providing professional business valuations for high profile M&A and private equity transactions. Combining his passion for investment, technology, and entrepreneurship, Anthony joined a local venture capital firm, where he developed a proprietary framework for selecting early-stage technology startups. He also a board member of an international oil & gas software company based in Glasgow.

Anthony holds an Executive MBA with Distinction from Sir John Cass Business School in London.

Angelo Dalli
CEO

As Umnai’s Chief Executive Officer, Angelo is responsible for leading the company’s commercial, product and technology strategy. Umnai was founded as an innovative AI focused solutions provider that is creating new AI technology that can explain itself and its
decisions while helping to assist people rather than replacing them, with an emphasis on achieving a positive social impact.

Angelo has published over 23 scientific publications in Europe and the US and has over twenty years of experience in various executive positions in technology, entertainment and fintech companies. Angelo has also represented Malta in various international events and one
of his first international achievements was to win a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995.
As a serial entrepreneur, Angelo was involved in four IPOs and invested in more than 40 successful companies. This long track record was recognised in 2014, when he was awarded with Malta’s Top Entrepreneur of the Year award. Angelo’s profile is a realization of the
mantra he works by ‘To create scaleable, repeatable technology businesses that lead by innovation’.

David Orban
Seed stage startup and AI investor

David is an alert analyst of the global technology landscape, applying cycles of accelerating technological change to the needs of high-growth organisations. He has deep understanding of the needs and mechanics of both product marketing, sales development, localisation, and globalisation.

Orban’s vision is at the crossroads of technology and society as defined by their coevolution. There are times when things change fast, and this is one of themTo be able and act from the position where the perspective on this change is accessible is a true privilege.

“What is the question that I should be asking?” is Orban’s motto. Meta-analyses, and meta-rules are the tools of the trade when going breadth first is an advantage. The new renaissance is also about cutting across the limits of deep specialisation. Tolerating high levels of pressure, and frequent mistakes, accelerating cycles of invention and innovation build the new worlds ahead of us.

Dylan Seychell
A.I. Lecturer

Areas of Interest:

Artificial Intelligence, Interaction Design, User Experience, Computer Vision, Data Compression, Mobile Development and Research.

Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Frameworks/Programming Languages: Python, Java, Processing, C#, C, C++, SQL, HTML, OpenCV and LaTeX.

Alexiei Dingli
Professor of AI

Prof Alexiei Dingli is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Head of the Department of AI at the University of Malta. He has been conducting research and working in the field of AI for the past two decades. His work was rated World Class by international experts and won various prizes including the Semantic Web Challenge, the first prize by the European Space Agency, the e-Excellence Gold Seal award, the first Prize in the Malta Innovation Awards and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for Creativity amongst others. He has published several peer reviewed papers and books in the field. He is also involved in various AI projects with local and international organisations. The Government of Malta appointed him on the Malta.AI task-force aimed at making  Malta one of the top AI countries in the world.

Dr Jackie Mallia
Advocate

I am a lawyer based in Malta focusing on legal matters that match my personal and leisure interests: technology, film, television, art and music. I have a keen interest in innovation, communications and the ways that technology and the underlying communications infrastructures can generally improve quality of life. This interest has led me to carry out extensive research and work in technology and communications regulation and has given me the opportunity to obtain extensive local and cross-border experience in advising on TMT and IP matters globally on non-contentious matters. My current focus is on AI and other disruptive technologies. I am also part of the Malta.AI Task Force, heading the Legal and Ethics Working Group.



CONSULTANCY

CONSULTANCY

Free consultancy through the year up to 30h.

CONSULTANCY
DIGITAL MARKETING

DIGITAL MARKETING

75 hours worth of Digital Marketing services through the year.

DIGITAL MARKETING
OFFICE SPACE

OFFICE SPACE

1 year office space in Malta by Microsoft
2 months office space in London by CAMA

OFFICE SPACE
PR/EVENT

PR/EVENT

Full interview in the winter issue of “The Block” Magazine

PR/EVENT
RECRUITMENT

RECRUITMENT

Recruitment services for one year up to 1C level or 2 junior /mid level roles.

RECRUITMENT
TRAINING

TRAINING

5 hours “Modelling the customer experience” training

TRAINING

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