UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is running the world’s largest startup competition in tourism. Both for-profit and non-profit projects that are in the Early Stage or Series A Stage are eligible to apply and compete for funding. The deadline is on 15 November 2019.

Apply for UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition

UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition: Be one of the top 3 challenge finalists to pitch in front of investors, mentors, leading corporates and international tourism stakeholders during the Grand Finals – one per corporate challenge – in Madrid, Spain, on 21 January 2020.

Finalists will gain a fully sponsored trip and free access to exclusive networking opportunities with tourism leaders and global tourism stakeholders during the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair 22-26 January 2020 (FITUR).

Main criteria

Project must be innovative in nature and provide value-added and sustainable solutions for the tourism sector.

Your startup will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Business model
  • Potential impact
  • Scalability
  • Team profile
  • Sustainability

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