Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives



The Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (FPEI) is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the Malta Business Foundation a.k.a. Malta Business Bureau (MBB) and the University of Malta (UM), with the aim of promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Malta.


FPEI encourages all forms of entrepreneurial initiatives and start-ups, from high-tech/high-growth ventures to social enterprises.


FPEI aims to collaborate with local and international partners to establish new initiatives and provide tools that will help promote entrepreneurship in Malta.


Mission: To promote and support entrepreneurship


FPEI believes that entrepreneurial skills are essential for the economy’s ability to grow and generate employment.


Although entrepreneurship is not limited to starting a business, FPEI acknowledges that this is the most obvious and key example of entrepreneurship and that it’s the activity that requires the most encouragement and support. Moreover, FPEI believes that access to finance is a key barrier to entrepreneurship.


Therefore, its focus is to:

  • alleviate the access to funding problem, and
  • provide support to entrepreneurs to start up and scale up.

Founding Partners