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. 

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

Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019

1-2 May 2019 prior to World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2019

The 4th international WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp will be held prior to WTFL 2019 on 1-2 May. We are looking for the most innovative start-ups from around the world! Apply if your start-up …

  • is younger than 5 years

  • has an existing product and first sales

  • has an international vision and ambition or creates a big impact in your region.

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  • Present your business model to our jury, industry leaders and active investors

  • Get your "5 Minutes of Fame" on the main stage of WTFL 2019

  • Receive our Start-Up Innovation Award of 20'000 USD

  • Benefit from our coaching programme with an experienced industry executive over the next 2 years

  • Participate for free at WTFL 2019 in Switzerland

You want to listen to 15 most innovative start-ups at elevator pitches? Or do you want to join us at Start-Up Alumni Meet-Up? Register free of charge here.

We met many interesting people during the Start-Up Innovation Camp 2017. One of these people even invested in our company afterwards!
— Michael Ros, CEO / Co-Founder bidroom, winner of Start-Up Innovation Camp 2017 in category Transaction
It was great to meet other start-ups. I was particularly inspired watching the pitches of those in the Impact category. Kudos to WTFL on having the Impact category!
— John Lim, General Manager Igloohome, winner of Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 in category Hospitality

Winners of Swiss Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018

Winners of Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018

winners of Start-up Innovation Camp 2017

Past Events

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, finalist of Start-Up Innovation Camp 2017