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Goa Tourism Accelerator 2021

About

Goa Tourism Accelerator 2021 is a 16-week accelerator program for startup founders who are developing solutions to future-proof the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and thrive amidst the challenges brought about by COVID-19. This program will help redefine the GTM strategy for startups with some traction or apply their solution to the industry for the first time.

Applications for batch 2

Why Goa?

Of all the affected industries in the Covid-19 pandemic, the travel & tourism industry appears to have taken the hardest hit globally, impacting various associated sectors. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC), the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to cost the tourism industry almost USD 22 billion and a loss of nearly 50 million jobs worldwide. Goa tourism alone suffered a loss of Rs 2,000-7,200 Cr in 2020.
We are looking to rebuild and re-emerge from the crisis while the world is still battling the pandemic. We realised it takes an ecosystem to tackle the challenges.

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.