Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB) are supporting the ZAAR Crowdfunding Platform in order to create alternative sources of funding. The Ministry believes crowdfunding can unlock the potential for enterprises and start-ups to get backing to develop their product or service. ZAAR’s success will enable new start-ups to enter the market and operate as any other business would, generate economic growth and employment. https://economy.gov.mt
Arts Council Malta is partnering with ZAAR. Together we aim to support and offer the best space for idea creatives and supporters, to share their idea on the ZAAR platform and get great ideas funded.
Arts Council Malta (ACM) is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors.
Previously known as the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (MCCA), ACM is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors. Larger and more structured than the MCCA, the ACM operates through three specific directorates. The creation and development of strategies for the sector falls under the Strategy Directorate. The Directorate is built on five strategic focal points which include: internationalisation and business development but also research, education and training and diversity and communities. These points also run through the council’s newly-published national strategy for the cultural and creative sectors for the years 2016-2020 and inform its funding programmes. http://www.artscouncilmalta.org
Grant Thornton Malta will be supporting ZAAR by providing training and toolkits for project initiators and start-ups.It will also provide one-to-one assistance and business advice to project initiators considering crowdfunding as an alternative source of finance for their innovative ideas or projects.
Grant Thornton Malta is one of the country’s leading firms of certified public accountants and management consultants. The Maltese firm presently has a complement of 100 people including partners and directors and a multi-disciplinary team of advisors, auditors, tax specialists, lawyers and IT. http://www.grantthornton.com.mt
ZAAR supports Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta (JAYE Malta) by primarily education to JAYE Malta programme participants on the concept of crowdfunding as an alternative source of raising finance for start-ups, and secondly offering preferential rates for participants to raise funds via the ZAAR Crowdfunding Platform. From this agreement we hope to inspire young minds and get great ideas funded.
JAYE Malta is a non-government non-profit organisation that has been in Malta since 1989. It aims to provide entrepreneurship education programmes at all levels of the educational system. The organisation is well known in Malta for the delivery of the Company Programme whereby more than 5000 students since 1989 have become achievers through this experience. Students are given the opportunity to develop a number of soft skills such as team building, time management and risk assessment in a learning-by-doing manner. JAYE Malta is a member of the European organisation Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe. http://www.youngenterprise.org.mt/
Creditinfo Malta is supporting ZAAR by providing Due Diligence and Credit checks on Project Owners of new start-up initiatives and projects, in line with KYC procedures.
Creditinfo Malta is a respected provider of Credit Risk Management Services in Malta. Founded in 2002, we provide companies and individuals with innovative risk and credit management solutions enabling them to trade with confidence in domestic and international markets. This collaboration will also in turn generate support to new start-ups with information on KYC standards and procedures to confidently enter the market and trade safely from the onset. http://creditinfo.com.mt/