World Tourism Forum Lucerne helps tourism-related start-ups to connect with investors, learn from industry experts and academic thought leaders and grow to global markets.
The Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 is our annual event, where we are looking for the best tourism-related start-ups from all around the world. Welcome to Switzerland.
You have the opportunity to present your business model to high profile investors, industry experts and academic thought leaders to get the global attention.
Qualify yourself for "5 Minutes of Fame" at WTFL 2019.
The application is for free. On top, we offer free travel to Switzerland (for 1 person in max. value of 1'000 USD) and accommodation (for 2 persons) for finalist start-ups.
Participate in our 2-year coaching programme, where global experts help you grow your business. While exchanging ideas and getting inspired by our community to boost innovation.
Finalists participate for free at WTFL 2019.
Win our Start-Up Innovation Award of 20'000 USD.
The Start-Up Innovation Camp is not a stand-alone event. It is the gateway to an interactive platform where you will be in the future able to connect with industry leaders and active investors, but also edit, update and submit your data to future competitions (only with your permission).
Attending the Camp in 2017 was GHE’s first exposure to the world of tourism, as the startup has always considered themselves as an energy enterprise, rather than a tourism one. Post engagement with WTFL, GHE has been recognized at various other international forums such as winning the Tourism for Tomorrow Award of WTTC in 2018 and the 2018 World Travel awards at WTM in London. The startup is now expanding into 2 more countries in Asia and increased their impact expeditions 3-fold to electrify more remote villages of the Himalayas in 2019.More winner’s stories
Follow the structured application questionnaire.
Learn about the jury (coming soon)
Find out who are other finalists (coming soon)
come to Switzerland
and get coached
Get your “5 Minutes of Fame”