Myanmar Startup GoP wins first prizes at Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative


Phandeeyar, MIST, Tourism, Lao, Mekong, Mekong Initiative

On 7 June, GoP, alumnus from Phandeeyar Accelerator Cohort 1, won the first prize of $10,000 at the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) initiative at the Mekong Tourism Forum 2017.

The Mekong Tourism Forum, which took place from 6 June to 9 June in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos, provides a stage for stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the development, marketing and promotion of travel within the Greater Mekong Subregion.

The MIST initiative provides startups with innovation grants up to $10,000 and connects them with the travel ecosystem and travel companies in the Mekong region. Over 150 applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam participated in the competition, of which 12 finalists were selected to pitch at the Investor Showcase.