First Airbnb Travel Tech Award Win €15,000 innovating in tourism and technology

Are you an innovator in the tourism and technology market in Spain? Then join us for the first Travel Tech Award launched by Airbnb and Barcelona Tech City. The winner will earn €15,000, a trip to Airbnb’s headquarters in San Francisco and a free ticket to 4YFN Mobile World Congress Americas (September, 12th-14th).

We are looking for innovative solutions that address some of the city’s biggest challenges. Solutions looking at how to spread the profits of tourism to every neighbourhood of the city and how to create a more sustainable and authentic experience.

The jury will be a committee of experts in the areas of technology, digital and the startup ecosystem in Barcelona. They will judge on the following criteria:

  • How innovative is the product/solution?
  • How relevant is the product/solution to the challenge identified?
  • What is the potential of the business to develop and grow (even if it is at the early stage of its development)?
  • What is the maturity of the business and its readiness for deployment and to scale up?

How to participate

Startups that want to enter the competition have to fill this form and send it to us along with a presentation (max. six slides) before July 9th to partnerships.spain[at]airbnb.com.

The winner will be announced during the Barcelona Tech City Summer Party in July.

[UPDATE] Candidate shortlist

  • Travisy
  • Knowlii
  • Guiid
  • Easytravel
  • Connecthings
  • Cloudguide
  • Cityme
  • Cities Kids
  • BOB
  • Adsmurai