Hotel 2017 Startup Village

Revolutionize the guest experience

Revolutionize the guest experience! Become part of the Hotel 2017, one of the leading B2B hotel exhibitions with a success story reaching back over 40 years. Present your startup to leading companies, numerous customers and opinion leaders. Use your chance to successfully grow your network and change the industry.

This was the Hotel 2017 Startup Village:

Bozen, South Tyrol
Fiera Bolzano, Piazza Fiera, 1, 39100 Bolzano

Pioneers in the hotel industry wanted. Become part of the leading B2B hotel exhibitions
Get your booth at the Startup Village
Present your startup at one of the leading B2B exhibitions in the hotel industry.

Who are we looking for?
Get your booth in the Startup Village!

Startups active in hotel industry offering an innovative product, service or technology to demonstrate to the audience in the following categories:

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Artificial Intelligence and apps hereto related

Dynamic Pricing & Revenue Management Systems

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Products and services to enhance guest experience

Use this great opportunity to grow your network and exchange knowledge with leading companies, customers and opinion leaders. The spots are limited, so apply now!

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What’s in there for you?

The Startup Village is a dedicate area for your startup where you can present your innovative product or service. Beside the special media attention you will have the following benefits:

  • Get a 4 day booth for a special startup price of € 280
  • Be part at one of the largest meet-ups in the hotel industry
  • Meet leading players in your field during the exhibition
  • Expose your startup technology to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders
  • Get mentioned in the official exhibitor catalogue (offline/online)
  • Receive press coverage and be features on the startup-village website
  • And last but not least: the winner takes it all! The winner of the Day gets the free booth at the Hotel Exhibition for 2018 in the value of 1.600 Euro!

About the event / Hotel 2017

Pleasure and Hospitality – those are the main characteristics of South Tyrolean region. South Tyrol is a poplular all-year-around holiday destination, counting more than 7 million arrivals and more than 31 million overnight stays yearly. South Tyrolean tourists appreciate the special gastronomy, wonderful landscapes and hospitality and enjoy a simple break from a stressful daily life.

Hotel Exhibition plays an important role in this field: for more than 40 years the Exhibition is the meeting point & information exchange place for hoteliers and restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, innovative startups and associations. Hotel Exhibition covers the full spectrum of products, services, equipment and technologies for the hotel and food sector and offers an overview of the latest trends in this industry. It is a a must for all companies that want to present their products to the hotel and food market in South Tyrol and Trentino and therefore establish valuable contacts.

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Scope of the project

South Tyrol & Tourism belong together: with more than 30 million overnight stays per year, 10 thousand accommodation services the Region is ranked 3rd in Italy by the number of overnight stays (only Venice and Rome have more). This symbiosis is so successful that the tourism sector is constantly striving to refine its facilities and services to meet the needs of the modern tourist and to offer authentic places and experiences, familiar with the local culture and greater personalization of the trip. The results of this effort are not only recorded in annual tourist turnover (over 3 billion Euro) but also though many awards on national and international guides.

South Tyrol's gastronomy is also highly celebrated: 23 Michelin stars for 18 chefs, with five restaurants holding two stars. The tourist surveys confirm the high satisfaction levels in the area of gastronomy, which is also confirmed by high number of regular tourist (85%).


m2 Exhibition area

in the wonderful Bozen



from 10 countries



45% coming outside of South Tyrol

MO 16.10.2017

9:00 - 18:00
Exhibit your startup
11:00 – 12:00
Official Opening Hotel 2017

TU 17.10.2017

9:00 - 18:00
Exhibit your startup
11:00 – 12:00
Pitch your startup with Jury
12:00 – 12:15
Input session
12:15 – 12:30
Announcement: Winner of the Day
12:30 – 13:30
14:00 – 16:00
Visitors Matchmaking

WE 18.10.2017

9:00 - 18:00
Exhibit your startup
10:00 – 12:00
Visitors Matchmaking
15:30 – 16:30
Pitch your startup with Jury
16:30 – 16:45
Input session
16:45 – 17:00
Announcement: Winner of the Day
17:00 - 18:00
Get together with HGJ

TH 19.10.2017

09:00 - 17:00
Exhibit your startup
10:00 - 12:00
Guided visits to leading exhibitors
13:00 – 15:00
Visitors Matchmaking

The last Startup Village at Messe Bozen

The Prowinter Startup Village was an amazing opportunity to connect with opinion and market leaders in related industries.

Wolfgang Fallmann

Stabylizr | CEO | Winner of Promountain Startup Village Stabylizr

Get your booth at the Startup Village
Present your startup at one of the leading B2B exhibitions in the hotel industry.


We are looking for startups in the B2B as well as B2C field in the three categories mentioned above. Important is that you already have a first prototype to demonstrate at the Hotel exhibition. You should also have first (pilot) customers.
In order to apply for the Startup Village Hotel 2017 please fill in the following application form HERE. After you submitted the application form we will contact you for a personal interview. The spots are limited. Deadline: August 4th 2017 (Rolling Admission).
Every startup will be charged a reduced fee for the booth of € 280 for 4 days. You need to be at your stand for 3 days. You can freely choose between Monday 16.10 and Thursday 19.10, but on Tuesday 17.10 and Wednesday 18.10 you need to be at your booth since the Pitches with Jury are taking place. Of course, you can also be at your booth for the whole exhibition time of 4 days and it will be a pleasure for us having you there.
The startup-package includes the stand (table and electricity), parking slot, free Wi-fi, entrance fee for the fair for up to 3 days. You can book a video screen at extra cost.
The event and the pitches will be held in English.