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What is Shift to Start – Tourism Edition?

Tourism sector demands meaningful innovation more than ever.

That is why Shift to Start – Tourism Edition was created: a Beta-i project, supported by Turismo de Portugal, designed to bring new solutions into this industry.

Shift to Start is a double-layered framework to support early-stage entrepreneurs in modeling ideas, and/or startups accelerating new businesses for Tourism. Depending on your stage, you can submit to one or another – or even both. You will count on Beta-i’s 10-years strong track record in mentoring, business development, and collaborative innovation: reliable support for you to make it happen, no bullshit or fake promises involved.


expertise and organization


Beta-i is a collaborative innovation consultancy with global reach. We’re experts in managing corporate open innovation, pilot-oriented projects with highly-curated startups, and designing products and services alongside in-company teams. Also, we use our acceleration expertise and network to help ecosystems grow, connecting a huge network of entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, investors, and knowledge institutions to solve things that matter. That’s what we’re doing here, with Shift to Start.

main partner

Turismo de Portugal

Integrated within the Ministry of the Economy, Turismo de Portugal is the national tourism authority responsible for promotion, enhancement, and sustainability of tourism activities, aggregating within a single entity all the institutional competencies related to stimulation of tourism activities, from the supply sector to demand.