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14 November 2018

Tourism Ideathon - Day 1


Tourism Ideathon

Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November from 4-9pm at Moores Hotel

Do you have a good idea for a project to improve or grow local tourism and would you like to win £1,000 to help get it kick started? Then come along to the Tourism Ideathon on November 14th and 15th at Moores Hotel to develop and pitch your idea.

Sponsors Sarnia Hotels, JT, TPA, PwC and Vivid, will be on hand to support and give advice, along with organisers Visit Guernsey and Startup Guernsey.

£1,000 prizes will be awarded in the following Tourism Ideathon Categories:

1. Victor Hugo - maximising the opportunity sponsored by TPA

2. Pure Innovation sponsored by JT

3. Modern Traditional - modern ways to engage traditional Guernsey offerings sponsored by Sarnia Hotels

4. All Weather - keeping visitors engaged in all weather conditions sponsored by PwC

5. Instagramable Moments sponsored by Vivid

Participant teams will work to set out, develop and finally present their idea to a judging panel accompanied by free pizza and soft drinks, courtesy of Moores Hotel. Judging takes place at 8pm on 15th November. The competition will be open to all who want to join in.

The Tourism Ideathon is structured to be attended on both evenings, and to allow enough time for groups to form and develop their idea, create a presentation, and present it to the judging panel on the second day. There will be staff from our sponsors, the Victor Hugo Society, Startup Guernsey and Visit Guernsey who will be on hand to give advice, whether it be creative advice, help with presentations, understanding the tourist market, learning about Instagram, Victor Hugo, etc.

There is no requirement to be there for the whole 10 hours, however, support is available throughout.

Tourism Ideathon Detailed Timings

Wednesday, 14th November

4:00-4:15 – Arrival and Networking
4:15-4:45 - Welcome and introductions to supporters
4:45-7:00 – Teams working on ideas with supporters roaming
7:00-7:45 – Dinner courtesy of Moores Hotel
7:45-9:00 - Teams working on ideas

Thursday, 15th November

4:00-6:00 – Teams working on ideas with supporters roaming
6:00-6:15 – Short discussion on presentations
7:00-7:45 – Finger buffet dinner courtesy of Moores Hotel
7:30-8:00 – Judges and audience arrive, drinks reception
7:45 – All presentations submitted
8:00 -9:00 - Judging of individual presentations
9:00 – Prize winners announced


This event is part of a series events organised by Startup Guernsey taking place to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in Guernsey. Download the full schedule of events HERE