UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition: This is where you can Dive into the world’s biggest call to get to the most disruptive startups that directly influence you on accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This initiative (UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition) is Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a subsector of the UN agency charges with the responsible of promoting a sustainable, accessible and inclusive tourism. And this well Innovative Competition was birthed to encourage the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to come in terms with the sustainability and to also deliver ans impact positively during the United Nations Decade of Action starting this year.
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The initiative tends to bring together major stakeholders from all works of sectors across the global economy. And this initiative as it were will set out a goal to touch a common target, which wi set innovation at the forefront of sustainable development in corporations and destinations.
Joint effort of the UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition
The global COVID-19 outbreak has brought the world’s major economies and small economies to their kneels and every economic sectors which includes the civil society and the private sector have been greatly affected. As a result, the pandemic pose a threat to all of the feats and progress that have been achieved so far in terms of substantiality.
Against this backdrop of heightened uncertainty caused by the global covid-19 pandemic, the tourism sector have therefore proven resiliency and the dynamic nature of it can be harnessed to support and reinforce recuperating. With the fact that the sector has the capacity and capability to create jobs and increase togetherness, UNWTO calls for a diagonal, cross-sector approach to boost maintainable development around the globe
Since Tourism is a major leader to the global economy and it is a focal point of the most disruptive innovation, and also because of its active work with startups, the sector has reached safe and empirical travelling as never before. This is the time to reinforce this collective effort with entrepreneurs to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals through the new ways of graping with the world problems.
Requirements for the UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals startups competition
All Startups from all walks of life, all economic sectors, and from all over the world are invited to participate if they are able to meet with the following criteria:
They must be innovative in nature providing value-added solutions
Be scalable: They must posses embryonic for global growth and potential to be applied in corporations and destinations (countries, regions)
They must be an Early Stage or Series A startup
They must posse a certified pilot and business plan
They must have been accelerated or augmented before
They must have assembled a full-time team
Please all intending applicants, must note that all manner of innovation are welcome: new methods, processes, governance models, social impact initiatives, and technologies.
All the Benefits for winning the startups include but are not limited to:
Pitch at a UNWTO Demo Day
Coordinated mentorship programme which includes one-on-one and in-group sessions focused on Intellectual Property (IP), sustainability, business and leadership
You will have an unlimited access to technological support
You will have a reliable connection to the UNWTO Innovation Network
There will be a potential pilot project which includes a private sector collaborators and institutions
Ways on how to Apply
Please ensue you Keep at the back of your mind the category or Sustainable Development Goal you will apply for
Please ensue you go through the Terms and Conditions (hipervinculado al PDF) of the Competition
You are to Make a comprehensive and an attractive pitch deck in English (no more than 15 slides)
If you have the following which is a must, then list them while fielding the registration form; your web page, social media users and contact information
How to Apply:
For those who are interested in applying for this opportunity, and you have have all of requirements above ready, fill out the Application form herei in English
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