Sports Tourism Startup Competition

  • Apply Before : August 15, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 8781
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

UNWTO or the World Tourism Organization in association with Futbol Club Barcelona presents a unique competition among startups that aims to identify the obstacles, projects, and innovations that can change the tourism and sport sports section. The reason for the creation of this is that in the last decade tourism and sports have grown closer, and there are a lot of potential benefits that are inevitable.

Therefore, the conjunction between these two has created multiple potentialities that stimulate entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation. It brings a great number of opportunities to bring sustainability to both industries when then will contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


  • After narrowing down to 5 finalists, the wining company will have access to the resources to implement their project with the help of FC Barcelona and potentially participate in Barca Innovation Hub.


  • Startups that are in their early stages (or Series A stage)
  • Both for and non-profit
  • Legal or natural persons
  • Startups with potential for growing large
  • MVP or startups that have a minimal viable product
  • Startups with a sustainable vision
  • PROJECT’S FOCUS (on one or several): (your projects must be in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals)
    • Destination Management or Private management of products/solutions/services/ that are designed around making Sports as a product of tourism.
    • Supply-side arrangement looking for adjusting between feasible improvement and the benefit of the venture, maximizing the positive impacts on the environment and community.
    • Connection with the user and market in all phases of the trip.
    • Innovation in the usage of tech in alignment and productiveness with sports.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Innovation and disruptiveness
  • Potential impact and scalability.
  • Initially validated or tested business model
  • The suitable and committed team
  • Partnership readiness
  • Sustainable in the value proposition
  • The technical or digital component

How to apply:

Deadline:         15th August 2019

To start your application, please click here.

For more information about the competition, please click here.

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