Startup Tourism is a mentorship-driven business accelerator for Icelandic companies in the tourism sector. 10 companies are selected to take part in a 10 week program in Reykjavík where they receive guidance, assistance, a workspace and benefits. Recent years have seen a steep increase in the number of foreign visitors travelling to Iceland. This has created challenges and opportunities for Icelanders. Improved infrastructure, private sector development and innovation is necessary to address these changes and create a sustainable future for tourism in Iceland. With that in mind, Íslandsbanki, Blue Lagoon, Vodafone, Isavia, Iceland Tourism and Icelandic Startups joined hands to create a program for startups in Iceland. Startup Tourism is completely free and participants keep 100% of their company.
Startup Tourism is a new ten week startup accelerator held in Reykjavík that begins february 1st, 2016. It’s aimed at supporting a sustainable, competitive, diverse and innovative tourist sector in Iceland.
Startup Tourism’s goal is to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Icelandic tourism sector and in so doing contribute to the creation of jobs and value in Iceland.
Up to ten tourism startups are selected to develop their ideas with guidance and feedback from experienced mentors. The application deadline is January 6th and applications can be sent in through the button below.
Our goal is simple: to help entrepreneurs.
Connections and guidance from experienced mentors.
Great office space with everything your startup needs.
Classes, workshops and on-hands assistance from experienced consultants.
Opportunity to attract customers and investors at the end of the program.