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London City Starts a New Travel Tech Incubator; 35 Startups To Start Soon

Excerpt from Startups.co.uk

Mar 10, 2014 12:30 pm

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Government-run incubators aren’t exactly burning the charts of startup ecosystems worldwide, but aligning this with the tourism promotion body in London, and giving these startups access to the vast London network of travel companies is a smart idea to start with.

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The mayor of London has launched of a new startup incubator, called the “TravelTech Lab” to provide a growing number of London-based travel tech startups with support for growth.

Mayor’s promotional body London & Partners will provide shared workspace and networking support for startups operating in the travel and holiday markets…businesses participating in the scheme would gain access to a network of more than 1,000 companies in the travel, hospitality and leisure industries, helping them to build ‘high level connections’ in the sector.

The Lab will host 35 businesses at a time, with participating startups selected on the strength of their applications in a competitive round which closes on 31 March.

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