MIST STARTUP ACCELERATOR

MIST 2018 applications open January 2018.

Are you an entrepreneur with a great idea for travel? The MIST Startup Accelerator welcomes startups in both travel tech or traditional tourism – so long as you demonstrate your capacity for growth and sustainability.

Check this page for an announcement of a new application round in late 2017. Limited to startups already based in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Vietnam.

CALLING ALL INNOVATORS

You have a great idea in travel tech or traditional tourism. You want to create jobs, community impact and sustainable growth. You’re looking to propel your idea to the next level. The MIST Startup Accelerator will prepare you for takeoff.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Customized Bootcamps

Travel free to customized bootcamps where you refine your business plan through expert feedback.

Expert Coaching

Receiving coaching from seasoned global experts in tourism, business, and innovation.

Exclusive Networks

Get connected with the top investors and stakeholders who can get your idea off the ground.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Apply

Apply

Submit your business plan. Travel tech or traditional tourism. Show how it creates jobs, community impact and sustainable growth.

Prepare

Prepare

Get coaching and connections. Participate in an intensive tourism startup bootcamp at a relevant destination.

Pitch

Pitch

Network with investors and tourism luminaries at the Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang and the APEC Summit in Danang. Win Innovation Grants up to US$10,000.

Propel

Launch successfully, no matter what. Get unparalleled support including custom matchmaking, support entering global accelerators, and coaching from the region’s most expansive network in business and tourism: the Mekong Business Initiative and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office.

WHERE DO YOU PITCH?

Siem Reap, Cambodia

MIST Regional Bootcamp

Luang Prabang, Lao

Mekong Tourism Forum

Danang, Vietnam

APEC Investment Forum

WHO ARE OUR JUDGES?

ARE YOU READY TO PROPEL YOUR IDEA?

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