We believe in the future of traveling
and that together,
we can positively shape the travel industry. 


Get Funded

100k in cash, 30k for the program

Be impact driven

We help you to set up your impact strategy and measure your results

Scale your company

through our personalised tracks to get you to the next level

Become part of our eco-system

Access to investors and strategic partners



Traveling can have a negative social and climate impact.

It creates carbon emissions, over-tourism, and poorly paid jobs.

We owe it to ourselves and future generations to make traveling sustainable and transparent.

We need to develop solutions for customers to make sustainable choices of where, when, how, and why they travel.

We need to do things differently.

areas of focus


sustainable booking
route & travel optimization
emissions measurement, management
customer behavior


charging infra


Regenerative hospitality
water and waste measurement, management

what you get

Impact Business Modelling

We guide you through setting up a holistic approach to your impact strategy and incorporating it into your business model and core of your business.

Fundraising Support and Pitch Training

We help you set up your fundraising strategy, financial modelling, and a perfect pitch presentation. We will train you on the perfect pitch. We will introduce you to VC funds and angel investors.

Product & Go to Market Strategy

We work with you to prepare your product for your target market and set up a customer feedback loop to help you scale and master your value proposition. We help you with internationalisation and expansion.

Possible Commercial Pilots

You will meet our partners and investors and have opportunities to explore commercial pilots with them. We will create a tailored pipeline to reach your potential partners.

Sales Strategy & Growth Hacking

We help you test and pivot to find your sales strategy that works through a structured approach with the help of experts in the industry. We guide you through growth hacking process to find your sweet spot and scale your business.


We are here to support you with on-demand services, mentors, workshops, and introductions to investors and our strong network in the travel industry.


The structure of the program: full time 2 weeks kickoff in Amsterdam and 1 week closing in Barcelona and 4 months part-time remote (sessions will be held in CET timezone).

The Social Hub Amsterdam City, our space for the in-person sessions

We are looking for global startups



  • Along the traveler journey
  • Across the value chain
  • B2B & B2C & B2B2C
  • Hardware & software
  • Global


  • a functioning product
  • customer feedback
  • initial revenues
  • at least 2 full-time team members
  • impact focus


Kristina Palovicova


Marielle van Gorp


mentors & Experts

Claudio Bellinzona

Co-Founder & COO @ TUI Musement

Nico Gielen

Investor @ Transavia Ventures

Michiel Stoffels

General Manager @TravelSpirit

Monz Fiorentini

Chief People Officer @ kencko

Martin Quach

founder @ Happy Homes Ventures

Pim Schachtschabel

Startegy Director @ Wunderman Thompson

Annette Gelens

Senior Proposition & Bus Dev @ Transavia

Danielle Cohene Hendriquez

Sust Finance @ South Pole

Ana Dias e Seixas

Launchpad Program Manager @ Amadeus

Eric Shepard

Startup Advisor / Investor

Nico Nicholas

CEO, co-founder @ trees4travel

Joseph Levin

Director of Product @

Ian Cumming

founder @ Travel Massive

Moti Erdeapel

BD Director @ Vox

Matthijs Keij

CEO @ Withlocals

Robert Meza

founder @ Aim for Behavior

Bas Lemmens

CEO and President EMEA

Oliver Newton

Strategic Network Planning @ Transavia

Cedric Royer

B2B sales expert

Nick Cocks

Managing Partner @ Velocity Ventures

Mayte Rondon

Senior Product Owner

Jessica Anne Gregory

VP Marketing @ Palisis

Jaideep Bansal

CEO @ Global Himalayan Expedition

Johanna von Herman-Kim

Director of Operations @ Ennea Capital

Brit Haarmans

Innovation lead @ TUI

Pat Ambrosetti

Founder | Advisor | Digital Nomad

David Zwagemaker

Partner @ Peak

Ikram Rhioui

ex CPO @Withlocals

Samuel Huber

PhD in Strategizing as Prototyping

Rogier Havermans

Teamlead Proposition & Product Dev @ Transavia

Alexandra Lechner

people, culture & strategy

Rebecca Keiller

Senior Sustainability Manager @ Klook

Armando Troncana

Director @ Switzerland Tourism BENELUX

Menno Biesiot

Founder @GoHere app

Chenoa Farnsworth

Managing Partner @ Blue Startups

Barry Clemens

Group CEO @ Hospitality EQ



Impact is what would not have happened without the organisation’s activities. It is the value that the organisation adds. It is the difference the organisation makes in the world by affecting the things valued most in society. An impact can be positive or negative, intended, or unintended. It can be seen in many areas, including social, environmental, economic, and political contexts.
Impact helps us to understand the consequences and outcomes of our activities. By considering the potential impact of our business activities and products on people, the environment, destinations, local communities, and society we can make better informed and responsible decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (customers, employees, nature, climate, investors, suppliers).

Travel Impact Lab helps you to improve your business’ social, economic and environmental performance through Impact Measurement and Management (IMM).We have created an impact process and framework and use sustainability reporting frameworks and standards relevant to the Travel and Tourism industry.

We support the participating start-ups in defining the impact strategy and materiality topics, setting the targets and KPIs, and collecting data to measure, manage, report, and improve.

We combine the effective outcome-based techniques and principles of impact measurement (e.g. Theory of Change, the Five dimensions of Impact) with our knowledge, expertise, experience, global network and funding to contribute to the success and sustainable growth of the start-ups.

The program kicks off in person for 2 weeks full-time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Then it runs part-time online for 5 months and closes 2 weeks in-person for extensive pitch training, investor networking, and demo-day.

We require you to be on-site and available full-time for the first two weeks and the last two weeks (4 weeks total).
Each startup is responsible for obtaining the visa themselves. We can provide you with the invitation letter and support you in the process if necessary.

We are looking for startups with these requirements:

  • pre-seed to seed stage.
  • global focus
  • impact core or willingness to be impact core
  • both B2B or B2C
  • at least 2 team members working full-time
  • initial revenue
  • customer feedback
You will get a 100.000 euros Convertible Loan Agreement for 8% equity and be charged 30.000 euros for the program.

No, but you need to be on-site for 4 weeks of the program in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The rest will be held online so you can work from home. The program will run in the CET time zone, so you might need to adapt your schedule.

  1. We will review the applications after the deadline. It can take us up to 2 weeks to get back to you about your application. We might ask you additional questions in case needed during this process.
  2. If your application meets our criteria and the selection process, we will invite you for a 1:1 call with the team.
  3. We will shortlist 20 startups to pitch to our investment committee, and the team. 10 startups will be selected.
  4. There will be a due diligence process with the selected 10 startups, including legal review, tech review, and deal agreement.
  5. After successfully completing the due diligence process, startups will be invited to participate in our program and receive the investment.

We will introduce you to 80+ mentors from different areas of expertise, including impact, travel, and fundraising. You will have speed-dating events to meet all our mentors, and then you can select a lead mentor to work with during the program. The rest of the mentors will be available for on-demand mentorships based on your needs.

Yes, we will have dedicated investor office hours with investors from VCs, impact, and angels.

The corporate investors want to see you succeed. If it fits their business model, they are happy to set up commercial pilots with the startups to innovate themselves and help you scale during or after the program.

Our requirements for this cohort are set with the corporate investors. We do need to comply with them. Drop us a message, and they might change for the next cohort.

Yes, drop us a line, and we will join you on the journey to the moon. 😉

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1017 CA Amsterdam
The Netherlands.
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