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Goa Tourism Accelerator 2021

About Program

Goa Tourism Accelerator 2021, was launched in September 2021 for startup founders developing solutions to future-proof the travel, tourism and hospitality industry,  and thrive amidst the challenges brought about by COVID-19. This 16-week accelerator program was designed to help redefine the Go-To-Market strategy for startups with some traction or apply their solution to the industry for the first time. 14 startups were identified from the 50+ applications received from across the globe. These 14 startups included technological innovations in various areas – waste management, customer experience, new payment solutions, mobility and sustainability among others.

Cleantech is of special interest to us as we gear up toward providing tourists and world travellers with a cleaner, greener ecosystem that meets the expectations of the new-age global traveller. Sustainable tourism, being the need of the hour, we at FiiRE, are keen to encourage entrepreneurial ventures that provide technologically superior solutions, as the world rethinks tourism, along with us. Rethinking tourism in a manner which facilitates asking the right questions to arrive at relevant and effective solutions, is what FiiRE hopes to achieve with this 16-week Tourism Accelerator Program.

Applications for batch 2

Goa - The Value Proposition

In order to rebuild and re-emerge from the crisis, an entire ecosystem needs to be built to tackle the challenges on an ongoing basis. Goa, with the right set of ecosystem enablers, and with Tourism as its mainstay, has emerged as a favourable destination for startup founders too. With an Incubation centre especially focussed on Tourismtech innovations, the emphasis is on providing impetus to entrepreneurs who can either design new solutions or adapt old ones to favourably impact the tourism sector. With the role of providing the right mix of knowledge, network and funding, FiiRE Goa has emerged as a strong incubator for entrepreneurs developing technology that positively impacts local and global tourism.

Benefits

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Mentorship on GTM strategies

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Piloting opportunity with Govt.

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Access to investor network

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POC opportunities with the partners

Timeline

Mentors

Hari Ganapathy
Hari Ganapathy

Co-founder
PickYourTrail

Srikar Y.V.
Srikar Y.V.

Director, Govt. Relations
RedBus

Anil Joshi
Anil Joshi

Managing Partner
Unicorn India Ventures

Purushottam Modani
Purushottam Modani

Anchor Member
Mumbai Angels – Hyderabad Chapter & Goa Angels Network

Sijo Kuruvilla
Sijo Kuruvilla

Executive Director
ADIF

Michael Lyngdoh
Michael Lyngdoh

Co-founder
Tripoto

Naresh Nagaraj
Naresh Nagaraj

CFO
Kriya Ventures

Manoj Agarwal
Manoj Agarwal

Managing Partner
SEAFUND

Samarth Kholkar
Samarth Kholkar

CEO & Co-founder
BLive

Partners

FAQs

Is there a fee or Equity involved?

No.

Who is eligible?

Any startup with a solution that can be strategically fit for Goa Tourism Ecosystem can apply for the program.

Do I need to relocate to Goa?

If you want to! But it’s not mandatory.

What’s in it for FiiRE?

We have a mission to serve startups. Supporting tourism startups is a logical step towards it because we locate and access all the stakeholders needed for the Tourism startup ecosystem. And if anything, we learned from our past experiences, it takes an ecosystem to rebuild Tourism in Goa. So we are only playing our part as an ecosystem enabler for the Tourism sector.