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Friday, May 10 2019 - 18:00
AsiaNet Announces the Award Recipients of its 2019 Accelerator Program for Startups in Sustainable Tourism
AMSTERDAM, May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Okra Solar from Australia and IMPULSE Travel from Colombia are both awarded 
this year's highest grants of Euros 400k from's Euros 2 million fund

Today leading digital travel platform announced the sustainable 
tourism startups receiving scaling grants as part of its 2019 Booking Booster 
accelerator program. Now in its third year, the three-week accelerator program 
consists of a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and coaching sessions led 
entirely by employees and experts. The program culminates in a 
final pitch to receive a scaling grant of up to Euros 500k from's 
Euros 2 million fund in order to help support the next stage of the startups' 
projected growth. 

The 10 teams of finalists pitched their scaling plans to a live audience and a 
panel of expert judges in Amsterdam, with Okra 
Solar[] and IMPULSE 
Travel[] being awarded this year's highest grants 
of Euros 400,000 for their proposed plans. With Okra's innovative solar grid 
technology, they plan to transform the energy market and provide affordable 
energy access for the more than one billion people currently living off-grid. 
IMPULSE Travel is a regenerative tourism platform for in-destination 
experiences, offering more than 200 tours and activities in seven locations in 

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