Successful applicants will be invited to our 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500,000, receive mentorship to help guide them in the growth and development of their businesses, and become part of a network of organisations working to make the travel industry more sustainable.
Between 8 and 12 startups will be selected to spend 3 weeks in June 2017 at Booking.com headquarters in Amsterdam. Two representatives per startup will have the opportunity to learn about scaling their business, growing and measuring their social impact, organisational growth, marketing, enhancing their value proposition, investing, financial practices and more.
Startups that are invited to participate in the programme must demonstrate that they are ready to scale their businesses and to have a positive impact on multiple destinations. At the end of the 3-week programme in Amsterdam, they will have the opportunity to pitch their scaling plan to our judges and ask for a grant of anywhere between €100-500k to execute their plan. Read more in the Terms & Conditions.
Booking.com experts will be available to mentor startups in executing their scaling plan. Mentorship will be available for 6 to 9 months, starting during the 3-week booster programme in Amsterdam.