Tourism Explorers 2nd edition

July 23, 2018 9:42 am

The applications for the second edition of Tourism Explorers, an ideation and acceleration program whose main objective is to foster the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Portugal, through support for the creation of new companies with innovative products and services focused on the tourism.

This initiative, promoted by Turismo de Portugal and the Startups Factory, in collaboration with the ACP, will take place simultaneously in 12 cities of the country and is divided into two phases:

– Phase of Ideation, which runs from September 12 to 14, in which new solutions will be created by people interested in developing projects related to Tourism, based on the strategic challenges of the sector. Over the course of three days, participants will work on the main challenges of the tourism and mobility sectors and learn to identify and create a good idea;

– Acceleration Phase, which will take place between September 26 and October 24, during which during 6 training days projects or startups, with 2 to 4 team members, will be able to test and validate their business models. They will develop, test and validate project business models, with the support of specialized trainers and mentors, thereby reducing the risks of market launch.


On October 31, the National Grand Final will take place, on which day the winning projects of each city will be presented to a panel of judges and selected the great national startup winner, who can win up to 10 thousand euros. The winner will also represent Portugal at the Startup Europe Awards and the FIA ​​Smart Cities Contest.


Applications are open until August 19 for the Ideation Phase and until September 2 for the Acceleration Phase. Learn more and sign up here: