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TOURISM INNOVATION WEEKEND

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TOURISM INNOVATION WEEKEND





Build your tourism startup in 3 Days!

Have you ever seen a new product, app, or business and thought to yourself, "that was my idea a few years ago!"? If you have, then that means you did not have a process for taking that idea and building it out into a prototype.Tourism Innovation Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from concept to creation within a matter of days! Whether you are looking to


get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship

learn the process for putting your ideas into action

meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in East Africa

join or build an all-star team

make meaningful connections and become part of East Africa Tourism community

beef up your resume


Tourism Innovation Weekend is your destination for the weekend of February 15th-17th.  It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Tourism Innovation Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including


aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,

developers and other tech-related professionals,

designers of all types,

non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, finance, legal, etc.)

students from universities and even high schools,

professionals looking to switch careers,

passionate visionaries


What's the twist?  In this program you will be focusing on solving problems and filling gaps in the travel & Tourism industry. Let your own experiences on Tourism or desire to travel inspire you! Whether you have ideas to improve experiences of tourists visiting East Africa Region or to make travel around the world easier, the ultimate objective of this event is to empower you to take any idea from concept to creation!For the $100 ticket you get:


Access to the full weekend-long event

Opportunity to pitch your idea 

Mentoring by all-stars from the tourism & Travel industry and Business community

Meals that will be served all days of the event 

Collaboration with awesome professionals from various fields

A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.

Tickets will be more limited than usual for this event so make sure to get yours before they run out!  




Deadline for Registration is 10th January 2019, Deadline for payment is 20th January 2019.


Still have questions or would like to become the event sponsor, drop us a note at "eXRvdXJpc21uZXQgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==" ! 


For more info please contact us at:Tel: +255 625 115 838


EVENT SCHEDULE



Friday February 15th







6:30 pm

Registration

Arrive at the venue and get checked in




7:00 pm

Dinner & Networking

Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants




7:20 pm

Welcome & Speakers

Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders




7:30 pm

Pitches Start

Optionally line up to give your pitch




9:00 pm

Voting

Attendees vote for the top pitches




9:15 pm

Form Teams

Teams start forming and discussing ideas




10:00 pm

Begin Work

Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow






Saturday November 17th







9:00 am

Breakfast

Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee




9:30 am

Begin Work

Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend




12:00 pm

Lunch





1:00 pm

Check-In

After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help




2:00 pm

Coach Meetings

Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!




6:30 pm

Dinner





7:30 pm

Check-In

After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help




10:00 pm

Wrap-Up

Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow





Sunday November 18th









9:00 am

Breakfast

Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee




10:00 am

Check-In

Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions





12:00 pm

Lunch





12:30 pm

Coach Meetings

Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS




3:00 pm

Presentation Prep Check

Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place




4:00 pm

Dinner





5:00 pm

Final Presentations




7:30 pm

Judging & Awards




8:30 pm

Wrap-Up




9:00 pm

Go Home!



About the Organizer 


Young Tourism Network aims to connect young people and new entrants to the tourism industry through networking and professional developmement events. Young Tourism Network is fostering career development and professional excellence of young people in the tourism industry. We are based in Arusha, Tanzania.
















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