Applications Open for Travel Tech Good Accelerator Program for Young Entrepreneurs 2020

Deadline: February 9, 2020

Applications are open for the TUI Care Foundation/enpact Travel Tech for Good Accelerator East Africa 2020. The Travel Tech for Good Accelerator is 3-month support for entrepreneurs, during which local and international mentors help you shape your business model, research potential investors and clients, and bring your elevator pitch to the next level.

6 start-ups are selected to participate in an intensive acceleration programme, which will take place in three hubs across East Africa. Boosting purpose-driven business development and improving the pitches will be at the core of the accelerator. Local and international mentors alongside a network of tourism professionals will advise the entrepreneurs and their team throughout the acceleration phase.

The programme ends with a Demo Day, where the founders pitch the results in front of an international jury. The winner will receive a cash reward and, importantly, access to East African ecosystems and an international network of supporters and experts. The programme targets startups with business models that have a social or environmental mission and hence are dedicated to positive change in their society.

Programme Summary

Three months founder support programme,

  • Including one week of intensive startup acceleration modules per month in different locations across East Africa (locations tbd)
  • Additionally one week boot camp with international mentors and experts from TUI Business and Care Foundation
  • One Demo Day in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Travel expenses for one founder will be covered per startup
  • Two dedicated mentors per startup

Eligibility

  • Open to entrepreneurs who have a registered business based in East Africa
  • The business is in travel or tourism sector
  • The business has a social and/or environmental mission
  • A revenue-generating market opportunity
  • A scalable technology-driven business model
  • Market traction and a track record of achievements, such as clients, revenue and partners
  • Entrepreneurs at or about to be at the growth stage of their business
  • Don’t apply if you are at idea stage or your business is not scalable!
  • A strong core team or the ability to attract one
  • Entrepreneurs who are receptive to coaching and feedback

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Travel Tech for Good Accelerator.

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