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From 01 Jul 2020 to 03 Jul 2020
Location: Online, Online


The Sustainable Tourism Challenge

1-3 JULY 2020


 Apply by 24 of June 

CAST Virtual Hackathon aims to identify effective answers to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the tourism sector. 

In this framework the focus is on two main topics:

  • Business continuity in the tourism sector 
  • New sustainable business models 

The Hackathon is organised by EBN in collaboration with Creative Business Cup and EBN Member WestBIC.


1 July 2020 - Day 1
13:00 Opening session 
15:00 Ideation workshop 
16:00 Teams work on their solutions
2 July 2020 - Day 2
10:00 First checkpoint: meet the mentors
15:00 Business development or validation workshop
16:00 Teams validate their solutions and start working on a business case/pitch 
3 July 2020 - Day 3
10:00 Second Checkpoint: plan, progress and problems
11:30 Pitching workshop 
14:00 Closing session
16:00 Evaluation meeting (Facilitator and jurors)
17:00 Prize ceremony and definition of the winner


Participation in the CAST Hackathon is free of charge. The participants registered to the CAST Hackathon will obtain a free access ticket to all the sessions and meetings organised during the BRIGHT week.

Participation is open to anyone related to the tourism industry: hackers, business professionals, developers, designers, coaches, mentors, etc.

All the info:


Participants can register as individuals or as a team via the following link:

Teams can consist of 1 person to 6 people. 

If you would like to participate in a team, we recommend that you organise this in advance of the Hackathon. However, if one or more individuals wish to team-up during the Hackathon this will also be possible through Slack.


1st Prize

  • Free entrance ticket to EBN Congress 2021
  • Guaranteed investor pitch place at next CAST investment forum
  • Free access to BtoB sessions with corporates and investors organised by EBN

2nd prize

Free entrance ticket to Bright Creative Business Cup 2021.

CAST is a 3-year collaborative project co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Commission under GA n.806917. CAST started in July 2018 developing a network of incubators & accelerators, startups, SMEs and financiers to form a European community committed to promoting knowledge-sharing, the use of technology and collaboration across borders for sustainable tourism, while helping the companies address common challenges.

Published on 04-06-2020 00:00 by Anna Tosetto. 3995 page views

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