We have been supporting startups and guiding entrepreneurs to success for over 20 years, since our founders played active role in the Digital Yorkshire Cluster's growth and were instrumental to the launch of the Sheffield Cultural Industry Quarter, UK leading creative and digital innovation hub.


Since, we have advised and supported numerous startups across industry sectors and countries, from the UK, to Europe, from the Balkans to Turkey and beyond. Our team brings together highly experienced international and Maltese experts with hand-on business experience. 


Our pool of practitioners, including consultants, coaches and mentors, advice startups on mastering all those competencies required to grow and commercialise their novel ideas, including business strategy and planning, investors negotiations and pitching, soft-landing, international sales development, financial planning and forecasting.


Back in 2011 we were ready to scale up our operations so we engaged Alessandro to support our international expansion. His vast experience in international market entry and business development was essential to our global growth. Thorough international market analysis was conducted, suitable channels to market and potential clients identified. The international business development plan was implemented and repeated sales achieved in Sweden, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Azerbaijan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. The vast clients’ database developed boosted our exports by more than double over 3 years, giving us extra chances to become European leading player in rubber waste recycling and circular economy champion”.

Francesco Fazzini, Managing Director

Key words: Recycling, circular economy, sustainability.

We met Alex in October 2022, when he was our mentor on the Rising Stars Program. Since, our company has undergone very exciting developments, not only in Serbia but also internationally. Among the main achievements, MALTAccelerate team gave us invaluable advice on entering the European market, developed a sound financial plan, supported in piloting our MVP, created an exciting partnership with the University of Malta. In addition, MALTAccelerate proved instrumental in unlocking EU and Maltese R&D funding for over €400K over 6 months, giving us possibility to have our solution ready for the market by next summer. We will continue collaborating with MaltaAccelerate in the long term certain about the benefits and value coming from the support and advice of its exceptional team”.

Kresimir Kristo, CEO
Cinteraction d.o.o.

Key words: AI, deep-tech, emotion recognition, video-conferencing.

I have been working with members of this amazing team since 2020. The support we have received has been vital to the progression of our startup. This has ranged from initial coordination of academic institutions to conduct consultancy and R&D projects through to raising grant funds from the UK SPINE Knowledge Exchange program (University of Oxford). Not only Alessandro’s team assisted in acquiring the funds, but they also deployed their experience in global startup business to conduct a detailed market analysis. The report produced from this work went on to inform our pitch deck. This deck was used to conduct a successful seed raise valuing the company at £1M. I have no doubt that Athos Medical Technology would not be in the position it is without their support and guidance. We are pleased to continue working closely with them”.

Dr Stuart Gibson, Founder / CEO 
Athos Medical Technology

Finalist, Angel Investment Awards 2023 (UKBAA)

Key words: Deep-tech, health-tech

The challenge of establishing a business is why many of us seek help from outside. Our company, Hemptech Life, needed to develop academic and institutional R&D relationships. To do this I reached out to Alex. With his years of work across the business and academic realms, as well as supporting startups and innovation development in the UK, broader continental Europe, and beyond, Alex has been invaluable. He has helped Hemptech Life build a relationship with Leeds University and together we have obtained R&D grants from the UK government enabling us to forward our ‘food and nutrition of the future’ applied research. Alex is the reason why Hemptech Life is now moving from a startup with an idea to a business with an exceptional new solution ready to seek private investment.

Simon Hobson, Co-founder and CEO 
Hemptech Life

Key words: Food of future, sustainability, health. 

Our Team

Alessandro Silvestri

Managing Partner

Alexander Borg

Business Planning and Validation Specialist

Malorie Galligan

Marketing Strategy Specialist

Shannon Weber

Business Development, Strategy and Branding Expert

Elias Salem Cherif

Finance and Business Development Specialist

Cristina Casingena

Business Development, Strategy and Branding Expert

Aysegul Gunduz

R&D and EU Funding Expert

Martin Manning

Investment and Finance Specialist

Vladimir Marenovic

IPR Specialist

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