Pitch Competition applications for this year’s FutureTravel Summit are now open!

We are excited to announce that applications for this year’s Pitch Competition are now open. The fourth edition of the FutureTravel Summit will happen in Barcelona on November 28th.

This exclusive event will gather around 450 travel innovators, startups, investors, and executives from around the world. With the vibrant city of Barcelona as the backdrop, renowned for its deep-rooted travel and tourism culture, the FutureTravel Summit offers a premier venue for travel professionals to meet in person, share insights, discuss business strategies, and identify global trends shaping the travel industry.

The Pitch Competition

This competition will provide an invaluable opportunity for early-stage travel startups eager to make a mark in the travel industry to present their innovative solutions and ideas in front of a prestigious panel of venture capital investors, industry leaders, and influential figures in the travel sector.

We are looking for 10 early-stage startups:

  • Focused on travel and/or hospitality
  • Pre-seed or seed stage
  • Not older than 3 years

Sounds like you? To participate in the pitch competition, please submit your application here. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your travel startup to the next level. You have until July 20th to submit your application.

What’s in it for you?

Besides gaining invaluable exposure and feedback from industry experts. The winning startup team of the FutureTravel Pitch Competition will receive a prize package with a value of around €330K that includes the following:

  • Up to $350,000 Google Cloud credits, including 1 year of free Google Workspace for new signups in the Startup Program, fast-tracked support from a dedicated Startup Success Manager at Google, technical support, and co-marketing.
  • €9.9k of credits for an explainer video maker account of simpleshow
  • €2k worth Exhibition Booth at the EU-Startups Summit 2025, including 3 event tickets
  • €2.2k in 1 year Guru Plan for SEMrush, which gives you access to their SEO and online visibility management SaaS platform

The winner will also be proudly mentioned in the FutureTravel Newsletter, and prominently featured by EU-Startups and other publications.

The Jury

The selected teams will receive valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors, including:

Participating in this competition offers startups a unique opportunity to gain insights from leading figures in the venture capital community, which can be instrumental in refining their business strategies and achieving growth!