The Dubai futurism program was started since 2017. This is a part of Dubai tourism aimed to elevate the startups and bring about an innovative change in the field of tourism. With the launch of 2019 Dubai futurism program, the Dubai tourism has hosted a workshop so as to identify the new technologies and trends in the tourism. This helps in establishing the key themes.
HOW THE FUTURISM PROGRAM WORKS?
It has a judging panel which comprises of several experts from leading technologies. Along with them, the senior leaderships and its partners will select top ten startups from all the entries that are submitted in this process. The Stayhopper is one among the finalists for the futurism program organized by the Department of Dubai tourism.
The Stayhopper was selected to be one of the finalists as it was able to meet the eligibility criteria for the futurism program. It became eligible because, it is an innovative tech solution in the space of travel and tourism, it have a working prototype and have more than one member in the business. Above all it has a favorable service to offer for the business environment in Dubai in a technical and legal point of view.
We believe that the Stayhopper has the ability to shape the future of travel and tourism in Dubai. The hourly based rooms are actually an innovative concept to the growing needs of Dubai. The Stayhopper offers the microstay rooms in Dubai, with all the flexible features so as to benefit the customers. It has given a change to the contemporary hotel booking and staying practices. It is a comfortable option for business travellers, tourists or in case of flight layovers.
BENEFITS OF FUTURISM PROGRAM
The inception of the Dubai futurism program has helped to boost several pioneering startup businesses around the world to make their success stories. This is because their solution s had led to strong improvements in the tourism sector. Experts say that, the third edition launched is definitely a testament to the ongoing success of this program. It has gained a huge interest among venture capitalists, Dubai tourism partners, entrepreneurs and stake holders in startups.
As part of this, the shortlisted entrants including the Stayhopper will be in a six-week accelerator program. During this program, the ten finalists are given a chance to finalize a pilot project along with the support from Dubai tourism.
THE PRIZES FROM DUBAI TOURISM
For the winner of the futurism program, the Dubai tourism will give a prize amount of AED 100,000 as startup capital. Along with this the winner will receive relevant visas in Dubai, needed space for office and also get an opportunity to secure its future funding.