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Pitch Competition applications for this year’s FutureTravel Summit are now open!

This year we are co-hosting the second edition of the FutureTravel Summit which will take place on November 4th at Hyatt Regency Tower Barcelona.

The in-person event will bring together 350 attendees from different parts of the world, including travel innovators & startups, investors and travel industry leaders. It’s an unparalleled chance to hear from the very people that are shaping and impacting the travel industry and its future. The event will be a premium space for travel professionals to meet face-to-face, share insights, discuss business strategies and identify global trends that are moving the industry forward.

We will have inspiring keynote speakers and panel discussions, but most importantly:

An exciting Pitch Competition with 10 of the world’s most promising early-stage travel startups!

Today, we are officially opening the application phase for the FutureTravel Pitch Competition! Our goal will be to showcase some of the world’s most exciting travel startups out there. Sound like you? Apply here!

The Prize Package:

The winning startup team of the FutureTravel Pitch Competition will receive a prize package with a value of around €56,000 in credits, which includes a spot in the Scaleway Growth Program valued at €36,000, $10,000 in Freshworks credits for their product suite, and €9,900 in credits for an explainer video maker premium account of Simpleshow. The winner will also be proudly mentioned in the FutureTravel Newsletter, and prominently featured by EU-Startups and other publications.

The Jury:

The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors: Christoph Schuh (Lakestar), Michele Luperini (Plug & Play), Maximilian Wilhelm (Speedinvest) and Meryem Aydin Conde (Amadeus). In addition, we’ll have many more VC firms, business angels and startup accelerators among our attendees.

Apply now:

If you’d like to pitch your startup with a 3-minute-presentation on stage in front of a diverse and influential audience of investors, travel industry leaders, media and an expert jury, you can now apply here! The application deadline is August 19th.


Your startup should be focused on travel and/or hospitality, in the pre-seed or seed stage, and not older than 3 years. And by the way: If you are not a subscriber of the free weekly FutureTravel newsletter yet, make sure to sign up now!

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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