Mekong Region’s Tourism & Travel Startup Program

Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism program

Do you know an innovative travel technology startup or social enterprise from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, or Vietnam that wants to network with tourism industry leaders and gain access to financing opportunities?

The Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism program is seeking inspiring ventures that maximize tourism’s positive social impacts and benefit the environment.

Nominations will be accepted until 9 September 2019 (18:00 Bangkok time)
Anyone can nominate!
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Now in its third year with hundreds of alumni, Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) is jointly managed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Mekong Business Initiative.  MIST is supported by the Australian Government and Asian Development Bank.

MIST 2019 will be organized during 8–9 October 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Day 1 (8 October) is invitation-only at the Pacific Asia Travel Association headquarters. Here, 10 MIST finalists will network with tourism industry leaders and refine their pitches with advice from program mentors. Day 2 (9 October) features the 2019 MIST Showcase at Quaint Bangkok Brasserie, where finalists pitch to prospective investors and participants share travel startup success stories. Day 2 is open to investors, MIST finalists and alumni, travel and tourism executives, government officials, academic institutions and the media.

Pre-registration for the MIST Showcase opens on 9 September at