Consumers expect more when they travel – they want personalized, authentic and connected experiences that are personally fulfilling. The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge, brought to you by Marriott International, Accenture Interactive and 1776, is looking to the startup community to help create solutions that increase connectedness and enhance the guest experience in each stage of the travel journey.
Applications to the Travel Experience Incubator Challenge are now closed.
Learn more about how Marriott International is reinventing the travel experience across its 6,000 hotel properties around the world:
Applications for the Travel Experience Incubator Challenge are now closed.
All companies must submit an application through the Travel Experience website by Tuesday, August 7, 2017.
Semi-finalists will have the opportunity to interview virtually with representatives of Accenture Interactive, Marriott and 1776 for their initial interview.
Finalists selected will have the opportunity to interview in-person (expenses paid) in the Washington, D.C., Metro area with representatives from Accenture Interactive, Marriott, and 1776 the week of August 17 and 18, 2017.
Selected startups will be notified of their selection to Travel Experience Incubator Challenge program on August 18, 2017.
The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge kicks off in mid September, 2017 and continues through mid December 2017.
July 17: The Travel Experience Incubator Launch & Applications open
August 7: Applications close
Ongoing: Semi-finalist interviews
August 17 – 18: Finalist interviews in Washington, D.C.
August 18: Selected startups to participate in Travel Experience Incubator notified
Mid-September: Winning startups arrive in Washington, D.C. to start Travel Experience Incubator
Mid-December: Cohort program culminates
Mid-December: Demo Day event
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,100 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 124 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through our connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, we create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. Accenture Interactive was ranked the world’s largest digital agency in the latest Ad Age Agency Report. To learn more follow us @accentureActive and visit www.accentureinteractive.com.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.