An incubator hub custom built to promote travel tech startups will be launched by the mayor of London’s promotional body, London & Partners.
The aim is to inspire and facilitate UK tech entrepreneurs to create ‘the next Skyscanner or AirBnB’.
Called the Traveltech Lab, the hub will offer shared workspace and networking support to its occupants, also giving them access to industry executives, investors and mentors.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said:
“More and more technology companies are sprouting up and thriving in London. As the world’s greatest city to visit and as Europe’s foremost digital hub, we can offer this innovative incubator an ideal home to nurture creative talent and for tech whizz kids to flourish.”
The space will be designed by leading workspace designer, The Trampery, and located at London & Partners’ existing offices in London Bridge.
Gordon Innes, chief executive of London & partners, said:
“London & Partners is uniquely placed to offer a one-off service to nascent traveltech businesses. We not only have the incubator space they need, we have over 1,000 partners in the travel, leisure and hospitality industry, a wealth of high level connections and a deep knowledge of the sector.”
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