The organizers and partners of the “Factory of Tourism Products and Services” accelerator will help 10 winners bring their IT projects to the market. In particular, the winner teams will receive support to test marketing strategies, improve business plan, attract investments and launch products.
The “Factory of Tourism Products and Services” is a project of the Moscow Tourism Committee created to support startups and develop new technological solutions for the industry; it is a part of the Moscow Travel Hub program. On the day of reporting, more than 30 finalist teams presented their projects to the experts of the tourism market.
The panel of judges included Dmitry Yakovlev, head of Yandex.Travel service, Eugene Lisovskiy, CEO of Maps.me, Stanislav Andreev, CEO of SberMarketing, Egor Yakovlev, development director of izi.travel platform, and Eugenia Strizhkina, head of the Russpass travel platform.
Among the most notable projects, the jury mentioned the online service for organizing family trips, a bot for planning a trip budget, a city walks service with virtual tour guides, a business process automation system for travel agencies and the software that allows to create applications for hotel guests.
Dmitry Yakovlev, head of Yandex.Travel
Eugene Lisovskiy, CEO of Maps.me
Egor Yakovlev, development director of izi.TRAVEL platform
IT Department of Moscow Government
HSE (Higher School of Economics)