The Journey is underway

The second edition of The Journey is in full throttle!

Brought to you by Turismo de Portugal and fully dedicated to the development of innovation in the Tourism Industry, The Journey is a 3-month program with a global reach. It aims to bring startups dedicated to solving problems in the industry to work alongside Turismo de Portugal and local industry players: Grupo Barraqueiro, Geostar, Pestana Hotel Group, SATA Azores Airlines and NOS.

This second edition is focusing on four big key points:

  • Personalizing the customer journey
  • Creating a seamless traveling experience
  • Improve customer care
  • Promote conscious travelling

As an important growing industry, tourism is perfectly positioned to create the right conditions for startups and innovation to thrive in Portugal, as pointed out by the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo.

“The idea for this project, once again organized by Beta-i, is to reinforce Portugal’s positioning as an entrepreneurship and experimentation platform for startups. At a moment when the digital world both consolidates and conditions the sector’s sustainability, Turismo de Portugal keeps focused on creating a friendly environment for innovation, through several initiatives to support entrepreneurship.”

The bootcamp, which took place last week, gathered 20 selected startups from around the world. Beta-i gave the startups the tools they needed to prepare a business case adapted to the needs of the partners and pilot case plan of action. The week included presentations, workshops and a round of speed-dating (one on one meetings with the corporate partners), motivational talks and sharing of alumni experiences.

 The Finalists

These are the 14 startups that are conducting pilot-projects with The Journey’s partners.This exciting phase will develop over the next two months, with the final results being presented on november 20th, at Lisbon Tourism Summit

Get to know them:

aPieceof.me
A platform to find unique souvenirs and sustain local commerce and trades

Country: Portugal

Website: https://www.apieceof.me/

CityCheck
City Check is a location-based game app that allows you to explore and play games while visiting a city.

Country: Portugal

Website: http://citycheckapp.com

Convious
Convious is the solution to sell more at your own website. 

Country: Netherlands

Website: http://www.convious.com

Destygo
All-in-one Chatbot technology for travel companies

Country: France

Website: http://www.destygo.com

GoWifi
Monetizing free wi-fi with data analytics and marketing tools.

Country: Portugal

Website: http://business.gowi-fi.pt

Hopstay

We build AI-driven destination concierges for cities. 

Country: France

Website: https://www.hopstay.co

Omikuji
 Omikuji is a Software as a Service company committed to democratize the use of Big Data and Advanced Analytics solutions within small, medium and big-size business based on cutting-edge cloud based technology and custom-made data science.

Country: Colômbia

Website: https://www.omikuji.co/

Personal2Travel
Help travel companies to know travelers and creating personalized relationships.

Country: Brazil

Website: http://personal2travel.com

Social CxN
SocialCxN is an automated Influencer Marketing Platform that was designed and developed to make the influencer marketing industry more transparent, collaborative, and efficient for both Brands & Influencers.

Country: U.S. 

Website: www.socialcxn.com

Timescenery
Timescenery is a social trip planner and marketplace, making trip planning frictionless and social, especially for multi-leg itineraries, such as road trips, city hopping, business travel or any kinds of trips with busy schedule, including different places to visit and logistics.

Country: U.K.

Website: https://time.sc/

Venture With Impact
Venture with Impact brings working professionals to cities abroad in groups of 20 or less. Venturers are provided with living accommodations, workspace, 24-hour support and culturally immersive activities for a period of one month.  Venture with Impact participants are matched with an NGO or social business to work on a project that aligns with their professional skills, interests and remote work schedule.

Country: U.S.

Website: http://venturewithimpact.org

Wall-i
Wall-I.TV is the most advanced cloud-based Digital Signage OS, able to provide segmented content for the audience consuming the information and versatile enough to be adaptable to the presentation of contents within different context requirements.

Country: Portugal

Website: http://wall-i.tv/

WeTravel
WeTravel is the payment platform for travel companies and organizers.

Country: U.S.

Website: https://www.wetravel.com/

Waylo
The first Hotel Price Prediction App

Country: U.S.

Website: http://thewaylo.com

Take a look at The Journey’s Bootcamp Week:

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