How to Startup in the Tourism Industry?

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How to Startup in the Tourism Industry?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Porto, Portugal

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Want to start a business / startup but don’t know how to do it? Would you like to know all the challenges that the tourism industry is facing from top experts in the industry? 

Techstars Startup Weekend Lisbon Tourism and Portugal Tourism Minds, joined forces and designed an evening workshop with a brief experience of how to startup in the tourism industry! 
 In this workshop, you will Learn the Zero to Hero Methodology which is supported globally by Techstars and Google for Startups. Additionally, our partner NEST - Tourism Innovation Center, will bring the main challenges that the Portuguese Tourism Industry is facing. 


18h30 - 19hrs - Registering / Network
After Check-in, meet the other amazing entrepreneurs and network! 

19h - 19h30 Tourism Challenges by
Learn about the tourism industry and some of the main challenges that government & companies are facing. Understand how startups could collaborate with them as a problem-solving team. 

19h30 - 20h How to Start a Startup by Startup Weekend Organizers
Learn the Zero to Hero journey, the methodology used globally at the Startup Weekends which is supported by Techstars, Google for Startups and that most of the startups used to start their own companies! 

20h00 - 20h30 - Q&A and Networking
The last session will be all about sharing! You can ask questions to our specialists in tourism & innovation and also network among other members...while having a beer! 

Beginning with Friday night (3rd - 5th of April) pitches and then with brainstorming, business plan development and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate on Sunday night with demos and presentations.
In one weekend, participants will learn and apply the Startup Weekend methodology in which they will have their ideas, form multidisciplinary teams with designers, developers and business integrants, create business models, validate the business opportunity with their potential customers, create a working prototype and find customers for it. 
Through the whole journey, participants would be supported by top specialists in innovation and tourism industries and, at the end of the event, they would pitch their business to a jury of investors and tourism executives to get the final feedback. 

More info here:  

About Portugal Tourism Minds
Portugal Tourism Minds is an initiative, from Startup Porto, that addresses several challenges related with the sustainable development of the tourism ecosystem: from new digital strategies for companies and tourist destinations to the optimization of business operations in tourism. To address these challenges we have created 2 different acceleration programs, each with a specific focus.
Each program will be 4 months long, with a tailor-made education stream and the ability to foster future collaboration between all the participants in the program. 

Applications will close on the 21st, more info here:

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6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Get set up for the evening and get to know your fellow participants

7:30 pm
Content Starts
Learn something new and take it all in!

8:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Lisbon is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Francisco
  • Fernando
  • Isabella
    de Brito
  • Roberto
  • Luiz
  • Rita

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