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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.

TOP 10

Check out who made it to the next stage and secure their place in the prestigious WTM London, Travel Forward & WTFL shortlist Top travel tech start-ups to partner with in order to thrive in an era where tackling sustainability is becoming imperative.

Check out the Top 10

What we do now and in the next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years.

Sir David Attenborough

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.

Three tracks

Smart Mobility

Transforming mobility to be equitable, efficient, safe and responsible

Hospitality of the Future

Exceeding guest expectations and balancing the needs of the local communities

Experiences Revolution

Revolutionizing our daily experiences on the road and back home

Benefits

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

You will be flown to London for free (flights & accommodation included)
You will pitch at the exclusive Front Runners Travel Tech Summit
You will benefit from networking and B2B meetings

You will join the exclusive WTFL Dealflow Tool that will make your start-up visible to top investors

TIMELINE

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.

8 July 2021, 12:00 GMT

Call opening

6 September 2021, 23:00 GMT

Call closing (extended)

15 September 2021

Top 10 in each category to be announced

1 October 2021

Top 3 in each category to be announced

2 November 2021, 14:00 GMT

Front Runners Travel Tech Summit & Competition Finals