FRONT RUNNERS 2021 Results
- 300 eligible applications received from 80 countries
- overall interest from 450 start-ups from around the world
On 1 October, we will announce the 3 Front Runners by categories who will get flown to London and pitch at the Front Runners 2021 Summit.
What we do now and in the next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years.
World Travel Market London together with Travel Forward and World Tourism Forum Lucerne are joining forces to find and support technology start-ups who are profound catalysts for change, unlocking new innovations and providing much needed sustainable solutions and inspiration to the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry.
Transforming mobility to be equitable, efficient, safe and responsible
Hospitality of the Future
Exceeding guest expectations and balancing the needs of the local communities
Revolutionizing our daily experiences on the road and back home
This is a unique chance to put your start-up in the spotlight of WTM London and Travel Forward.
Your business will be promoted among all exhibitors, visitors and the industry as a top start-up to partner with in order to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability is becoming imperative.
You will be put in the spotlight during WTM London and Travel Forward
You will enter into a prestigious WTM London & Travel Forward Start-up Shortlist
The competition call will run from 8 July to 6 September 2021 at 23:00 GMT (Deadline extended). An International Panel of Judges will shortlist 30 start-ups (10 per track) who will compete to get into TOP 3.
9 Finalists (3 per track) will be invited to pitch at the Front Runners Travel Tech Summit to take place at WTM London and Travel Forward on 2 November at 14:00 GMT.
Call closing (extended)
Top 10 in each category to be announced
Top 3 in each category to be announced
Front Runners Travel Tech Summit & Competition Finals
WHAT IS THE WTFL DEALFLOW TOOL?
The Dealflow Tool is an exclusive matchmaking tool for investors and start-ups operating in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector, powered by WTFL. It is an ongoing project and for the moment we only accept new start-ups to register in the tool’s database when we open a call for applications such as the Front Runners 2021.
By applying for the call, you will also make your project visible for potential investors to contact you directly if interested. Please note that you can always adjust the data sharing options for each question before and after the application process.