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UNWTO in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center launches the 2nd Global Competition for Gastronomy Tourism Startups. This 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.
Its mission is to identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future.
The competition includes two categories; Startups and Social Innovation. In the Social Innovation category, this competition intended to Identify and drive projects in the gastronomic global tourism sector which cause a transformation in their environment while in the startups the competition is looking for startups with the most disruptive ideas focused on solving real needs in the tourism and gastronomy sector with a responsible approach.
Who can apply?
|Startups in the Early Stage or Series A Stage||People or companies developing and promoting a project with a high component of transformation and social improvement in its scope of action.|
|Both for-profit and non-profit||Projects that are framed in the sector of gastronomic tourism|
|Natural or legal persons||With tangible indicators of the project´s social impact.|
|Startups with a minimum viable product (MVP)|
|Startups with potential for scalability|
|Startups with a sustainable vision|
|Innovation and disruptiveness||Place in the Gastronomic Tourism sector.|
|Potential impact and scalability||State of innovation: creative, disruptive and innovative, with or without technological basis.|
|Initially validated or tested business model||Measurable social impact.|
|Suitable and committed team||Scalable potencial impact.|
|Partnership Readiness||MVP tested: prototype product or service, tested, with already measured or measurable results.|
|Sustainability in the value proposition||Traction and transformation capacity and the improvement of the social conditions of the beneficiary groups and / or promote their recognition before society.|
|Technological or digital component||Ease of value capture via collaboration|
|Adherence to the Sustainable Development Objectives.|
|28 January 2020 - Competition launched||28 January 2020 - Competition launched|
|30 May 2020 - Deadline for applications||30 May 2020 - Deadline for applications|
|30 June 2020 - Selection and announcement of the 5 finalists||December 2020 - Announcement of winner|
|December 2020 - Final pitch session and announcement of winner|