3.º edição do Tourism Explorers
During the month of July, the Fábrica de Startups will tour the country in a national roadshow to promote the third edition of Tourism Explorers which was launched this Tuesday. To participate go to www.tourismexplorers.pt.
After two editions, more than 1000 participants and over 200 start-ups, Tourism Explorers is back to 12 Portuguese cities to help develop innovative businesses in the tourism sector. Divided into Ideation and Acceleration, the program will run simultaneously in Abrantes, Angra do Heroísmo, Aveiro, Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, Covilhã, Évora, Faro, Lisbon, Portalegre, Oporto and Setúbal.
At the ideation stage, the participants will have to find an innovative solution to the challenge put to them. At the Acceleration stage, the teams will have the opportunity to test and validate their business model. In either case, the participants will always be able to count on the support of a wide network of specialized trainers and mentors such as Antonio Lucena de Faria, Founder and CEO of Fábricas de Startups, Afonso Rebelo de Sousa, Corporate Venture Builder of Bundl, André Marquet, Founder and CEO of Productized and José Arthur Vasconcelos, Mentor and Board Member of Startup Discoveries.
Over two years, many startups have boosted their businesses in Tourism Explorers such as City Check, Immersive Pyx, Live Electric Tours or Sailside.
Tourism Explorers is a free program (subject to registration) organised by Fábricas de Startups in partnership with Turismo de Portugal which aims to promote entrepreneurship in Portugal, by creating and supporting the development of new startups within the tourism sector.
The National Roadshow will take place between June and July and the ideation and acceleration stages between September and October 2019:
TIMELINE - National Roadshow*:
Caldas da Rainha - June 25, 5:30 pm - Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Oeste
Setúbal - June 26, 6:00 pm - Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Setúbal
Aveiro - June 27, 2:30 pm - University of Aveiro
Angra do Heroísmo - July 4, 11:00 am (time in the Azores) - Science and Technology Centre of Terceira Island (Terinov)
Évora - July 8, 5:30 pm - University of Évora
Abrantes - July 10, 5:30 pm - TagusValley
Covilhã - July 11, 2:00 pm - University of Beira Interior
Setúbal - July 12, 6:00 pm - Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto
Faro - July 17, 5:30 pm - Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Algarve
*New dates and cities to be announced shortly
TIMELINE - Tourism Explorers:
Application start date - June 3
Ideation deadline - August 28
Acceleration deadline - September 10
Ideation Program - 11, 12 and 13 September
Acceleration Program - September 24 to October 15
Local Final - October 17
Grand National Final - October 24
About Fábrica de Startups:
Fábrica de Startups is a startup accelerator that aims to contribute to the promotion of entrepreneurship and creation of more and better startups in Portugal directed to the global market. Based on FastStart methodology, Fábrica de Startups runs acceleration and incubation programs, events and various initiatives to support the process of creating and developing startups.
Further info: www.fabricadestartups.com
About Turismo de Portugal:
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, Turismo de Portugal is the national tourist authority responsible for the promotion, enhancement and sustainability of tourism, a single body that aggregates all responsibilities for tourism from supply to demand. With a privileged relationship with other public authorities and economic agents in the country and abroad, Turismo de Portugal is committed to implementing the plan to strengthen tourism as a pillar of growth of the Portuguese economy.