A Once In A Lifetime Experience With Marriott: Are You The Next Big Tech Start-up Looking to Make Travel Brilliant?

Marriott TestBED Are you the next big start-up? Does your idea make travel brilliant? If your answer is yes to both of these questions and if you’re looking to...

Marriott TestBED

Are you the next big start-up? Does your idea make travel brilliant? If your answer is yes to both of these questions and if you’re looking to hop on the fast track to market(who doesn’t), then you came to the right place. No-one wants to be alone on their start-up journey, let’s face it, everyone needs some guidance, but imagine receiving that guidance from the best of the best in your industry…that would be a once in a lifetime experience. And today you have the opportunity with Marriott to receive that help and that once in a lifetime experience is right here and right now! That’s right, Marriott is offering a new program you have to check out.

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Marriott Hotels is launching an Accelerator Programme to find and accelerate tech start-ups that enhance the travel experience. It is looking for technology-based products or services that can help make travel more rewarding, letting its guest experience more. The program is called ‘Marriott TestBED’ and they are looking for start-ups who are just getting their ideas together and are in the early stages of developing products or services.

Marriott will be offering support, advice, and the perfect platform to help you get your ideas out to a global market!

Criteria For Participation

  • Seed or early stage start-up with products or services to go to market.
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    Products or services should comply with the following:

  • Fit within the travel and hospitality sector
  • Can be implemented at a single hotel level
  • Will offer guests a useful tool to explore and discover a city or region
    or help Marriott Hotels better understand their guests wants and needs
  • Does not require heavy integration into global systems
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    WHAT’S ON OFFER:
    Marriott’s Accelerator programme is six-week programme which will see selected start-ups offered a variety of invaluable opportunities. These include:

  • Partner with Marriott Hotels to test pilot your product and possibly have this global company as a launch client
  • Use a Marriott Hotel as a ‘Test bed’ to trial products and services.
  • Publicity as a Marriott Hotel partner including press, social media and exposure at relevant events.
  • Mentoring programme that includes training and workshops delivered by professionals from the travel/hospitality and marketing industry:
  • Workshops to help you understand the requirements and ways to win in the travel industry.
  • Guidance by leading marketing agencies to provide knowledge and tools to market your start-up.
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