Join 2019, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Gastronomy Startup Competition in Spain




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Description and how to join the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition .

It is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.

Mission

Identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future.

The projects must be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations and the introduction or adaptation of digital and technological elements, and focused on one (or several) of the following areas:

Destination management or private management of solutions/products/services developed around gastronomy as gastronomic tourism products

Supply-side configuration seeking balance between sustainable development and the profitability of the project, maximizing the positive impacts on the community.

Connection with the market and the user experience in all phases of the trip.
The integration of sustainability in the project´s business plan, specifically the conservation of local ingredients and the relationship between culture, heritage, gastronomy, tourism and economic growth.

Who can apply?

Startups in the Early Stage or Series A Stage

Both for-profit and non-profit

Natural or legal persons

Startups with a minimum viable product (MVP)

Startups with potential for scalability

Startups with a sustainable vision

We are looking for startups with most disruptive ideas focused on solving real needs in the tourism and gastronomy sector with a responsible approach.

In particular, we are targeting startups that are:

In the Early Stage or Series A Stage

Both for-profit and non-profit

Natural or legal persons

Startups with a minimum viable product (MVP)
Startups with potential for sociability
Startups with a sustainable vision

Deadline for candidatures:
March 5, 2019

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