In the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are looking for the most disruptive Startups that are transforming the way people travel and experience tourism.
Compete for the opportunity to network and pitch your disruptive solution to a jury of global tourism leaders, including top global investors and corporations, at high-level tourism events.
The 20 runners-up will have the opportunity to pitch at the official celebrations of World Tourism Day (WTD), on September 27th 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
The selected startups will receive a fully-sponsored trip to present their initiative to the jury, governments, industry leaders and international investors attending WTD.
In addition, participants will benefit from a master class on how to talk to investors, ways for scaling up companies, etc.
The 10 finalists will have sponsored participation at FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair, from 24 - 27 January 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
Be of one of 10 startups selected to pitch in front of potential investors, mentors and experts during FITUR 2019, the first of the world’s largest gatherings of tourism leaders. Receive a fully-sponsored trip and access to the four days of networking, mentoring and events. Connect to a network of over 200,000 participants from hundreds of countries.
The winning startup will receive the opportunity to design a pilot project with Globalia, Spain’s largest travel corporation. Work closely with Globalia’s brands including Air Europa (airline), Halcón Viajes (travel agencies), Travelplan (tour operator), Be Live (hotel chain), and Groundforce (airport handling) and more.
Scale your startup by participating in the first-ever Global Tourism Innovation Hub. Gain access to mentors, participate in acceleration programmes, and discover unique funding opportunities.
We are targeting Startups that:
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Startups that are innovating the way we think about travel, promote travel and how we travel
Startups that are developing innovative thematic tourism experiences, such as:
- Sports Tourism
- Gastronomy Tourism
- Adventure tourism
Startups that are reducing the negative impact that tourism has on the environment through innovations in technologies and processes
Startups that are developing innovative tourism solutions that empower the local community through local economic growth, rural development and socio-cultural inclusivity
Projects focused on preserving the cultural heritage of local communities through tourism. Projects can range from knowledge and experience exchange programs, resilience building, economic and social development, and more.
June 4 2018
Submissions close and judging period starts.
Entrepreneurs will be notified.
Jun 20 - Jul 20
Develop their project ideas with guidance and resources from mentors.
Top finalists will be selected to pitch at the Grand Finale event.
Aug 29th - 30th
Top winners will be selected to win a share of the prize money.
Ready to get started? Start your application below!