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Beta Start – Tourism is a 3-month pre-acceleration program designed to support entrepreneurs in better structuring their business. With tourism recovery and innovation at its core, this edition of Beta Start addresses the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has been having on tourism, while also looking for sustainable and digital solutions for the sector.


The Demo Day is an online event, open to the public.
Check the agenda and register below to attend.

February 5, 2021

16:00 – 16:10
Welcome by Beta-i and Program Presentation
16:10 – 16:40
Panel Discussion

  • Sérgio Guerreiro, Senior Director at Turismo de Portugal
  • Tiago Araújo, CEO & Co-founder at HiJIffy
  • Gonçalo Faria, Senior Account Manager at Beta-i (moderator)
16:40 – 16:50
16:50 – 17:40
5 Startup Finalists – Live Pitch & Q&A
17:40 – 18:00
Break and Jury Decision
18:00 – 18:05
Winners Announcement


Registered participants will vote for the best idea, among the 17 participating startups.

Between January 25 and February 3, all startup pitches will be available to watch on the Beta-i YouTube channel and to vote for in a form sent to you in an email.

All votes will be gathered (registered participants, jury, and program’s team) to shortlist the five finalists, which will be announced on February 3.

Meet the Startups:


Meet & Make Money out of the Inherent Talents: A real-time platform, as a social open marketplace for on-the-spot needs of tourists & locals

Be Present

Providing access to a selection of high-quality local products for a unique and seamless gift experience.


Whether you are a local surfer or traveling to find waves and wind, with Borasurf you can discover your local surf community and expand your surfing network.


We offer an up to date alternative to the traditional Radio Guide System in an environment where still has not a dominant economic entity.

Family Planet

Turn historical cities into your playpark with our mobile app guide. The only fully customisable guide for families with interactive educational games and extensive listings.

Family Workation

Curated Co-working Retreats for The Entire Family.


Itinderary is helping travelers to make decisions with the ease of a swipe.

Let's Go World

We want to offer a new experience of planning and booking a trip, where the tourist books their travel in just 1 click.


Meduse delivers an Web end-user interface that creates tailor-made trips just by knowing the user’s interests and destination.


Mobifast is the app that agglomerates all the shared mobility apps where the consumer can find transport alternatives, and with one can unlock vehicles and make payments from different providers.

Monocle Technology

An award-winning platform on a mission to map out cities in augmented reality, so that users can point their phones towards any building and interact with each building in its own customizable interface.

More Than Workout

We will change the game of seasonal tourism by breaking the trend and attract folks from other places to visit locals where we manage events.

NosTerra X

We design Xperiences — that help us connect with the best of our own countries & local communities. NosTerra X’s mission is to bring people a “piece” of what they’re missing, no matter where they are.


Our startup provides a new way of communicating between travelers and guides/travel bloggers by means of digital services.

Project Nomada

Nomada – Don’t miss a thing.
An app that helps travelers curate, capture, and re-live their travels.


Siberfy provides a platform to connect all the Fitness stakeholders. We aim to help clients and professionals to find each other and maintain that connection, either in their home city or on vacation.

Trippin App

GoTrippin connects a local guardian to help travelers especially females and minorities to travel safe and smooth anywhere anytime.


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.

contact us

If you have any doubts related to Beta Start – Tourism Demo Day, please contact Michela Paolicelli at