Alexandra Sciberras

From a 16 square metre office to a 500 square metre space within the Toly Factory, Invent 3D has scaled in leaps and bounds over the course of a year. This 3D printing start-up has now secured its name as a leader in additive manufacturing and product design in Malta.

“As a start-up founder you end up wearing many hats to keep the business afloat – including some you may never have imagined! Ultimately, it is crucial to trust your gut feeling, as no one understands your business better than you.

“Luckily, the start-up scene in Malta is maturing nicely, as the pandemic helped highlight what a small, enthusiastic and driven team can do even better than big industry. Recent initiatives are also bringing more awareness to funding needs.

“This year, business should improve as our handling of the pandemic improves. The past two years were a wake-up call for organisations to digitise their services and become more agile. Now we can expect to build on this new era of business. In our industry, we have proven that 3D printing is not just for toys, as clients have been more innovative in their requests.

“If you want to get your start-up off the ground, take the plunge and commit full-time. It is sheer determination, a strong desire to innovate and countless late nights that push our own business forward. The industry is very dynamic and competitive, so progress is critical for survival and success.

“Finally, forget gender roles. It is possible to follow your dreams and have a family at the same time. Stay passionate. Keep learning. Never stagnate.”

This article is part of the serialisation of interviews featured in MaltaCEOs 2022 – an annual high-end publication bringing together some of the country’s most influential business leaders.


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