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Building the capacity of tourism & events startups

August 2020

The MTLab is the premier incubator for innovation in tourism, culture and entertainment in North America. It launches an annual call for start-ups according to the innovation needs identified by its partners.

In addition to being a start-up incubator, the MTLab is also a platform for exchanges facilitating collaboration between key players in the tourism ecosystem and start-ups, by offering networking events, a journey of incubation, inter-partner activities and a coworking space

Due to the new reality of the tourism industry hit hard by the health crisis, MTLab partners have identified the need to train new tourism innovators in basic notions of sustainable development and the societal impact of tourism.

To meet this demand, #MEET4IMPACT has built a personalized training course for start-ups incubating at MTLAB, with the intention of:

1. Improve knowledge relating to sustainable development, social responsibility as well as the social impact within the Quebec and global tourism sector

2. Develop in them a general understanding of the important issues within the sector and be able to identify the opportunities to be seized and the challenges to be overcome

3. Identify and apply methodological frameworks of practice

#MEET4IMPACT hopes to be able to continue to combine innovation and SDG in the future by training more and more start-ups in societal issues that can be integrated into innovative business solutions.

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