Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 – 15 finalists selected
The international jury of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne has chosen 15 finalists for the 4th Start-Up Innovation Camp in Lucerne from 1 to 2 May 2019. The finalists come from the Hospitality, Mobility, Destination, Transaction and Impact categories. The Start-Up Innovation Camp will be held prior to the 6th World Tourism Forum Lucerne (2–3 May 2019), when the five winners of the competition will be presented on the Forum's main stage.
Lucerne, 3 April 2019 – «Innovation is a major force for growth and development, ensuring competitiveness and providing the ingredients for lasting success in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. With the Start-Up Innovation Camp, World Tourism Forum Lucerne is seeking for the most innovative business models from around the world to capture this potential», says Martin Barth, President & CEO of the World Tourism Forum. Selected by the jury, young entrepreneurs are invited to attend a full-day workshop in order to grow in their roles as business leaders and to receive valuable advice from experienced coaching experts.
The start-ups presentations in forms of elevator pitches are open to public and free of charge. If you would like be part of the Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 and listen to the pitches of 15 most innovative finalists from around the world, register here.
«This provides a great opportunity to establish international contacts within a high-ranking audience and to push innovation to the next level. We are excited about the boldness of the entrepreneurs and we are looking forward to help them grow their business and social impact», Jasper Mutsaerts, Chairman of the Start-Up Innovation Camps, explains.
Online network and weekly camp in Lucerne
The aim of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne is to connect start-ups with the tourism, travel and hospitality industry – online and offline. This means that creative and innovative start-up companies will find contacts to industry experts and investors via a specially developed online platform. Martin Barth, President & CEO: «With a structured database, start-ups in the Hospitality, Mobility, Travel and now Health categories are regularly searched for». From 2021, a camp is planned to take place in Lucerne for one week.
The start-up finalists
EuroPass (France) implements digital solutions allowing non-Chinese organization to reach, attract and convert Chinese FIT. Meanwhile, EuroPass solutions facilitate, secure and embellish Chinese tourists travel outside China. europasschina.com
Cohosting (Spain) is a Hospitality SAAS end to end tech solution for hotels to offer extra services. It digitalizes and automatizes the reservations process of tours and service such as luggage storage, transfers or tours. cohosting.es
The Bar Corner (France) is mobile application allowing you to find a bar based on your profile and your mood. We also provide brands with digital tools to retain and know their customers into the away-from-home market. www.thebarcorner.com
Trip Loop (United States) is an integrated mobile app and desktop that allows multi day group tour operators to provide optimal real time communication that works with and without the need of internet. www.triploop.com
About World Tourism Forum Lucerne
The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is a unique platform where global leaders in tourism, travel and hospitality meet to shape a more sustainable future of tourism. It provides decision-makers with detailed insights into the key issues of the tourism industry and with a unique global network. The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is the only platform to inte- grate start-ups, young leaders and students into one programme. Over the past ten years, it has evolved into a year-round network of leaders and leading thinkers who stimulate positive change in travel, tourism and hospitality. This includes an influential network of business, education, government, finance and community leaders. The 6th World Tourism Forum Lucerne will take place in Lucerne from 1 to 3 May 2019.
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