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UN Tourism Women in Tech Startup Competition: Middle East

An initiative launched in 2023 by the United Nations agency specialising in tourism, it aims to highlight and support women entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of sustainable tourism and hospitality across the region.

For its second edition launched on May 2024, FHS has joined efforts as an ecosystem partner to host its semifinals at the FHS World which will take place in Dubai from 30 September to 2 October.

The competition targets startups that are led by women and are based in the Middle East. Enterprises must be operating within the tourism sector and related industries, and offer sustainable solutions for people, the planet, and prosperity. They must also be an entrepreneurial project at an idea stage, early stage, or Series A stage of their journey.


Applications are open for the following three categories:

People and Skills: this category calls for startups with environmental and sustainable approaches in education tech, social connectivity, wellness or health, with cross-cutting benefits with tourism.

Green Travel Solutions: for startups that use environmentally friendly and sustainable approaches in green tech, green infrastructure, travel and logistics, urban development or rural development, with cross-cutting benefits with tourism.

Market Innovators: for startups working with emergent technologies applied to tourism.

Winners will receive special benefits, global visibility and personalized support to progress in their entrepreneurial journey.

If you are a female entrepreneur do not miss this opportunity:

Deadline: 31st August 2024

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