MIST MARKET ACCESS ACCELERATOR
MIST 2018 applications open January 2018.
MIST was designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. We know it requires more than a great idea to penetrate an emerging market. It requires understanding the market, tapping into local supplier networks, good relationships with governments and tourism promotion boards, and more.
With MIST, the market is wide open. The Market Access Accelerator welcomes applicants from mature international tourism startups needing assistance expanding into the region.
WHY ENTER THE MEKONG REGION?
MIST MARKET ACCESS ACCELERATOR BENEFITS
You receive individualized coaching from global experts with proven track records in business and innovation.
MIST commits to helping your business launch: from matchmaking to logistics, government relations and funding.
Connect with local experts, tourism promotion boards, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders who will become invaluable resources as you launch.
MIST MARKET ACCESS TOURS
The 10 projects accepted to the MIST Market Access Accelerator will get customized familiarization and networking tours of relevant Mekong Region markets. There, you will receive coaching, market insights, and introductions to supplier networks and relevant stakeholders.
MIST will tailor your Market Access Tour to your needs. MIST’s support team will consult with you discover the most helpful potential visits and appointments. Then we will line them up.
Market Access Tours are all-expenses-paid for up to two team members per project.
HOW DOES MIST WORK?
Submit your business plan. Demonstrate how your project will create jobs and positive community impacts.
10 companies will get customized Market Access Tours: meet local experts, suppliers and everyone else you need to enter the market.*
Network with top investors and tourism experts at the Mekong Tourism Forum in Lao or the APEC Summit in Vietnam.*
Get unparalleled support from the Mekong Business Initiative and Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office to help your project launch successfully.
* Market Access Tours and MIST Showcase events at the Mekong Tourism Forum and APEC Summit will be all-expenses-paid for up to two team members per project.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 MARCH 2017.
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Mekong Business Initiative – Asian Development Bank
16 Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi, Vietnam