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Within scouting process, 511 applications were attracted from startups of 47 countries, from among which 10 finalists – participants of the accelerator – were selected. As part of the selection of the finalists, both an extramural examination and online pitch sessions were organized. GoTech Innovation team formed the schedule and topics of the workshops and attracted mentors from Booking.com, Amadeus, Zamato, Russia Discovery, venture funds like TMT Investments, Sunfish Partners, Starta Ventures, Propeller Shannon, and others. In total, 11 online workshops and more than 150 individual meetings with 12 mentors took place within the framework of the tourism accelerator. GoTech Innovation also negotiated with Amadeus, Propeller Shannon, Starta Ventures, which established special prizes for accelerator participants in addition to the prizes established by Kaspersky Lab. Partnership network of more than 20 companies from 8 countries was created for information support.
To implement the project, preparatory work was carried out, including the development of a website, preparation of information materials for a promotional campaign, development of an online questionnaire for accepting applications using the TechScout platform. TechScout is a startup database platform developed by GoTech Innovation.