Event Business Accelerator

  • Event Business Accelerator

    Taking your ideas and bringing them to market through learning, mentoring and investor support.

    IBTM World is proud to present our brand new Event Business Accelerator programme for our 2019 show. With this unique programme, young entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their idea at IBTM World to secure mentorship and investment to launch and scale their businesses.

    Don't miss out - applications close August 23rd 2019!

    Apply now

  • What the programme offers

    Our selected finalists will join a programme of personalised workshops and mentoring led by MPI - delivered via webinars, videos and one-to-one sessions

    The course will culminate with a LIVE pitch to investors, press and the entrepreneurial meetings community as part of IBTM World 2019.

    Our finalists will access:
    • A programme of in-depth workshops on how to launch or scale your business idea
    • Mentorship and advice from expert professionals and investors (partners to be announced soon)
    • A supportive community of like-minded entrepreneurs
    • Funding and further investor connections to grow their business
    • Flights and accommodation to join IBTM World 2019 in Barcelona

    How to enter

    Entrants must be under 35, and ready to pitch their business idea or scale their existing business.

    We're looking for business and ideas in the following categories:

    • Event Concept/Idea
    • Event Tech
    • Event Agency
    • Event Services

    To apply, simply complete the submission form attaching your business proposition. The entries will be scored by a panel of industry judges, with finalists being selected and announced this September 2019.

    Deadline to apply: August 23rd 2019
  • Submit your application

    Applications open on June 24th, and the deadline to apply is August 23rd

    Apply now

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