Receive up to 500.000 EUR for Your Sustainable Tourism Startup

Apply to join Booking Booster a 3-week startup accelerator programme.

by Nadia Boegli, February 10, 2017

Impact Hub and Booking.com have joined forces to realize a 3-week startup accelerator programme that promotes sustainable tourism startups. 

About the Programme:

Successful applicants will be invited to our 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500,000, receive mentorship to help guide them in the growth and development of their businesses, and become part of a network of organisations working to make the travel industry more sustainable.

Booster Programme

Between 8 and 12 startups will be selected to spend 3 weeks in June 2017 at Booking.com headquarters in Amsterdam. Two representatives per startup will have the opportunity to learn about scaling their business, growing and measuring their social impact, organisational growth, marketing, enhancing their value proposition, investing, financial practices and more.

Financial Support

Startups that are invited to participate in the programme must demonstrate that they are ready to scale their businesses and to have a positive impact on multiple destinations. At the end of the 3-week programme in Amsterdam, they will have the opportunity to pitch their scaling plan to our judges and ask for a grant of anywhere between €100-500k to execute their plan. Read more in the Terms & Conditions.

Mentorship

Booking.com experts will be available to mentor startups in executing their scaling plan. Mentorship will be available for 6 to 9 months, starting during the 3-week booster programme in Amsterdam.

Who can apply?

We're looking for ambitious startups that use their business as a means to improve destinations around the world. Through our Booking.com Booster Programme, we want to identify and empower startups that positively impact the environment; social businesses that are creating an enriched destination experience by promoting and preserving cultural heritage; and unique enterprises that are supporting local communities in the tourism industry.

Send in your application by March 1, 2017

If your startup has shown proven impact, is registered as a for-profit company, is financially sustainable and you're ready to scale, then we want to hear from you!

If you tick all the boxes above, hit the apply button and submit your application between January 23 and March 1, 2017.