Application deadline: February 28th, 2019.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.


Identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future.


Validate and Test: 20 selected startups will be shortlisted by a panel of international experts and stakeholders from the gastronomy tourism sector.

Pitch and connect: 5 selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, governments, industry leaders and international investors on the 5th edition of the World Forum on Gastronomy tourism in Spain, 2-3 May 2019

Accelerate and incubate: The winning company will have the possibility to make its mark on the international stage and increase the impact of its startup with the help of BCC experts with a customized mentoring programme and the possibility of participating in the business accelerator Culinary Action.i

To apply visit the official homepage:

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