Do you dream of igniting change through social entrepreneurship in travel?
Join the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism and share your ideas with the world!
The Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Competition is the first worldwide competition focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism.
By giving social entrepreneurs from around the world access to expertise and international visibility, the competition aims to empower entrepreneurs and communities in travel destinations, accelerate their growth and provide them with access to market.
The focus of the competition is to provide strong support for social tourism entrepreneurs and their efforts to help to transform the sector and shape a sustainable future for tourism in their destination. Therefore, we connect the projects with a strong and international network of partner organizations and supporters — such as TUI Care Foundation, Travel Massive, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, SINA, the ITB Berlin and Teejit.
The structure of the competition follows the spirit of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and seeks to support the achievement of Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
What's in it for you?
We will provide a mentoring and coaching process for up to ten finalists, who will receive 8 weeks of both 1-on-1 and peer-to-peer support, focusing on pitch training, human-centred design, business modelling, and impact measurement. The mentors are industry leading experts with years of experience in various tourism related business contexts.
Apart from valuable expert feedback, features across our channels and financial support for the winning teams, all 25 shortlisted teams will get access to specialized eLearning courses and online trainings.
Learn more about the application details, our jury, the prizes and the mentors on our website.