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This article is part of an interview with Monaco Open for Business: Serge Pierryves, Director of Monaco’s Business Development Agency (Direction de l’Expansion Economique).
The new Pass Starup Programme, set up in October 2017, aims to facilitate the support and integration of those startups selected by startup programme panels through SAM “Monaco Tech”.
The programme establishes a specific legal status for the startups concerned, which, as they may come from any country, may have very different statutes or legal forms. In addition, the programme helps startups by providing tutored support from local professionals and a group of mentors.
Included in the programme is a StartUp Programme Grant. This is a one-off grant intended to encourage entrepreneurs to take risks, by providing financial support during the startup’s innovative phase.
The subsidy can cover up to 70 percent of the estimated expenditure budget related to the design, definition and feasibility studies of the project, up to a maximum of €35,000, which is paid in two instalments during the incubation or acceleration period.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Japanese whisky was the topic for an unusual event hosted by the Monte-Carlo Whisky Society on Thursday evening.
Anita and Dario Di Sotto had selected the Japanese Garden as the venue, and it was in the perfectly-suited surroundings of the iconic garden that Keita Minari of Beam Suntory introduced a selection of six fine Japanese whiskeys to appreciative members.The star of the evening was an 18 year-old single malt from the Yamazaki distillery, Japan’s first distillery that first opened in 1923. However, the quality of all six whiskeys was exceptional, everyone agreed. In fact, Japanese whiskeys are becoming so popular that there’s a problem of supply, Mr Minari said. Sushi was served by Fairmont Monte Carlo.