IE Tourism Venture Day

With the aim of promoting the Tourism ecosystem in Europe and make the potential for these type of solutions more visible, we invite you to the Tourism Venture Day organized by the IE University and the Amadeus Ventures, together these two leading institution will promote the best startups in the sector and showcase the best solutions to the general public.

The Tourism Venture Day is a virtual event aimed at innovative startups and SMEs that can provide solutions to create an effective Tourism industry and as so to reactivate Tourism for all travelers and stakeholders in the sector. How can technology help Travel and Tourism and how can these solutions and companies respond to the situation brought to us by COVID-19? Join us at the Tourism Venture Day to find out!

From the solutions received, 5 finalists will be chosen to present their solution to the general public and to the investment ecosystem. The winning startup will have the chance to pitch at IE's own stage during South Summit as well as participating in an acceleration program in order to springboard to the next round.

The competition

  • Who can participate?

    If you have a company…

    • With traction in the market
    • Technology-based
    • What fits in the marked innovation space → improvement of travel and tourism sector
    • Startup or SME
  • What's the prize?

    The winner of each Venture Day will have the opportunity to pitch on IE’s stage at the South Summit in order to win a full pass to the event, which includes access to the Investor Den, conferences on all stages, one-on-one meetings and a matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc. The event takes place in the beginning of October 2021.

    The winning startup will also have the chance to go to attend a an online acceleration program , featuring IE’s own mentors and experts, in order to prepare for South Summit and advance in multiple areas of their business.

    What is the South Summit?

    South Summit is a leading event from the South that connects the innovative entrepreneurs with the world’s most important investors and corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation. The event includes keynote talks and debates with global innovation leaders, meetings with the largest business angels and venture capitalist firms, a startup competition with best success stories and business and networking opportunities. Every year, more than 650 investors, 3,000 startups and more than 12,500 people participate in South Summit. For more information:

    What will winning the Competition mean for my startup?

    Venture Day winners will be invited to Madrid to attend IE Business School’s acceleration program in order to help them carefully prepare their pitch for the South Summit stage. They will then go on to pitch alongside all other Venture Day winners that are organized worldwide.

Present your solution

Present your solution

IE Tourism Venture Day Agenda



Hans Munthe-Kaas

IE Entrepreneurship


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Hans Munthe-Kaas

IE Entrepreneurship