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.