IBTM World has launched Event Business Accelerator, an investment and mentoring programme for young business events professionals.
Event Business Accelerator will give people with an idea, product or service relevant to the events industry the opportunity to participate in an intensive mentoring programme, culminating in a live pitch for funding to a panel of potential investors at IBTM World.
Selected participants will get to participate in an intensive mentoring programme of workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions with a team of industry experts. These mentors will support them as they develop and scale their ideas and businesses ahead of pitching for funding to help bring their idea to fruition or to grow their existing business.
On November 19 and 20 at IBTM World, mentees will participate in live pitches to a panel of investors.
IBTM World is inviting submissions from individuals up to the age of 35, who have a bright idea for an events business, product or service, or who have up to three yearsâ€™ experience in running their own business related to the events industry. The entries will be scored by a panel of industry judges, with finalists being selected and announced this September 2019.
Applications for the Event Business Accelerator are now open and will close on August 23.