The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
  • 20 selected start-ups will be shortlisted by a panel of international experts and stakeholders from the sports & Tourism sectors (public and private sector, academia and civil society);
  • The 5 finalist start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of experts, governments, industry leaders and international investors who will attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held in Barcelon on 25-28 February 2019;
  • The winning company will have the possibility to make its mark on the international stage and increase the impact of its start-up with the help of FC Barcelona experts with a customized mentoring programme and the possibility of participating Barca Innovation HUB;
  • The winning company will have the opportunity to design a pilot project with FC Barcelona and implement it with the help of its network.


  • Applicants must be in the early stage or series a stage;
  • Applicants can be both from for -profit and Non- profit;
  • Applicants must be Natural or legal persons;
  • Startups with a minimum viable product (MVP);
  • Startups with potential for scalability;
  • Startups with a sustainable vision.

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