Start-Up Innovation Camp

Innovation is a major force for growth and development, ensuring competitiveness and providing the ingredients for lasting success. 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. 

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 coaches. This provides a great opportunity to establish valuable contacts within a high-ranking audience and to push innovation to the next level.


Start-up Innovation Winners 2017

Start-up Innovation Camp 2017 

After screening the world for the best Start-Ups in the categories Destination, Impact, Hospitality and Transaction, we have received over 170 Start-Up applications from 50 countries. After a thorough pre-evaluation, the best 16 Start-Ups (four Start-Ups per category) were invited to the Start-Up Innovation Camp on 3 May 2017. At the full-day Camp our young entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch to investors, to grow in their roles as business leaders and to receive valuable advice from experienced coaches.

The best Start-Up from each category was honoured with the Start-Up Innovation Award (20'000 CHF), had the unique opportunity to present his/her business model on the main stage of World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2017 and receive a free coaching from an experienced business expert for the next two years. 

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The Start-Up Innovation Camp 2017 not only brought us amazing connections and valuable product feedback, it was also an incredibly well organized event in a beautiful location. Highly recommended!
— Johannes Koeppel, CEO & Co-Founder WeTravel

Start-Up Innovation Partner 2017