Startup Weekend Bohol Tourism Edition Aims To Encourage Innovation In The Tourism Sector

Startup Weekend is an entrepreneurship learning program that gives participants real-world hands-on experience in creating and validating their business ideas. This year, Startup Weekend Bohol aims to connect with talents that have new innovations for the tourism sector.

Any idea from a new kind of souvenir item, to an app that lists the area’s available tourist spots and services (like TarShare), or even a new kind of transport system that will make it easier and cheaper for both locals and tourists to go to beaches, all ideas are welcome!

We purposefully selected a group of mentors that specialize in the various sectors in the tourism industry like food, transport, government, and recreation so they can assist teams that have questions on the application of their new product. The goal is to help guide each team on how they can create a sustainable business model for their idea so they can last many years and serve the tourism sector well.

We are also encouraging ideas that aren’t limited to applications in Bohol but to the whole world! Some of the ideas that have reached the global stage are Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Trivago, and those many apps and services you and your family use for travel or recommendations.

Have an awesome idea? Or are you someone who just wants to work on an awesome idea? Join Startup Weekend Bohol Tourism Edition!

The event is in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Provincial Government of Bohol, and the Bohol Investment Promotion Center. It is sponsored by PrintBit, Gwion, Uniform Solutions, and Sea Drake Island Cruises (we are still open for sponsorships!) . The participants at the event will also be mentored by Michael de Vincent Edwards, Aimee Lim, Tina Amper, Ben Skelton, and Peter Watkins. With them are judges Mark Phillips, Vicky Wallace, and many more startup ecosystem supporters.

Startup Weekend Bohol will be in September 29-October 1, 2017 at the Bohol Bee Farm Panglao. If you’d like to register and stay updated, text Zion at 09084213938 or e-mail us atbohol@startupweekend.org and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StartupWeekendBohol/

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