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NOVEMBER 29th > 30th 2017

The first ever Open Tournament in Travel Industry. 14 startups will battle for victory by pitching their idea. At the end of BTO2017 | TEN, a prize will be awarded to the winning startup.

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Project led by
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Main sponsor
phocuswright-europe
Produced by
travelappeal
In collaboration with
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LET THE CHALLENGE BEGIN

The prize is truly impressive: the winner of the Italian Startup Open will get the chance to present his/her startup to the world at the Phocuswright Europe Conference 2018 in Amsterdam. Make sure you don’t miss out on such an opportunity!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE


The final application deadline was November 6th 2017.
For any further information, write to us at startup@travelappeal.com.

Application prerequisites

  • The startup must have been established after December 2014;
  • The startup’s activity must be inherently related to the travel sector.

A Scientific Committee comprised of the BTO2017 | TEN scientific director and major travel sector players will be preselecting 14 startups on the basis of the following criteria:

  • level of innovation
  • brilliance and originality of the idea
  • the attractiveness of the reference market

These 14 startups will be divided into 2 groups of 7 (group A and group B) – Preliminary phase.

Admission will be announced on November 15th.
The introductory webinar (mandatory) for admissions is scheduled for November 21st.

The preliminary phase

The preliminary phase will take place on Wednesday November 29th at the Fortezza da Basso, during BTO2017 | TEN – Day One.

Pitch battles will take place between the startups; each startup will have 8 minutes in total: 6 minutes for the presentation + 2 minutes for Q&A. The jury will then select 2 startups from each group.

The final phase

The final phase will take place on Thursday November 30th at the Fortezza da Basso, during BTO2017 | TEN – Day Two.

This phase is the final pitch between the 4 finalists, where the jury will select the winner. Identical format, 6 minute presentation and 2 minutes Q&A.

The prize

The prize is truly impressive!

The winner of the Italian Startup Open will have the chance to present his/her startup at battleground of Phocuswright Europe 2018 in Amsterdam.

APPLICATION

The final application deadline was November 6th 2017.
For any further information, write to us at startup@travelappeal.com.