Do you have an idea that can disrupt the travel industry? Submit it to Intelak, MENA's aviation and travel technology incubator, by October 31, for a chance to join Intelak’s incubation program and receive AED 50,000 in cash, as well as mentorship and guidance from industry experts.
The Emirates Group, GE, and Etisalat are reaching out to universities, incubators, entrepreneurial centres, and coworking spaces to seek out talented teams that are passionate about this challenge. Online submissions are open until October 31, and the ideas will be judged based on creativity, innovation, feasibility, and scalability.
Individuals with up to 5 team members will have to reinvent a moment in the flying journey by coming up with an innovative idea to make things simpler, more efficient, and more exciting.
The top 20 teams will be enrolled in an intensive two week bootcamp that will train them through workshops on design thinking, financial modeling, marketing, and building an investor pitch. The culmination of these two weeks will be a pitch day, after which four teams will be chosen as winners.
Winners will receive a cash prize of up to AED 50,000, to be distributed at key milestones, and will be enrolled in the Intelak Incubator. The incubator, located in the heart of Dubai's innovation ecosystem - DTEC - will be a three-month program. It will consist of structured modules, mentorship, and office hours to support the continued development of each team's winning idea. It is important to note that the teams will retain copyright of their ideas.
Upon conclusion of the program, the winning teams will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to angel investors and venture capitalists for potential further collaboration or even investment. They may also have co-creation or employment opportunities with the Emirates Group, GE, or Etisalat.