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Hotel 2018 Startup Village

Disrupt the hotel industry!

Disrupt the hotel industry!

You have a new solution for the hotel industry? Then the “Hotel 2018” is the trade show for you. Be one of the exhibitors at one of the leading B2B exhibitions with a success story reaching back over 40 years.
Use the chance to capture new customers and add opinion leaders and leading companies to your network!

Spots are strictly limited!

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Bolzano, South Tyrol

Fiera Bolzano, Piazza Fiera, 1, 39100 Bolzano

  • Mobility
  • Food & Beverage
  • Software Tools
  • Risk Management of Mass Tourism
  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Hotel Structures
  • Recruitment
  • Positioning & Marketing

IDM Südtirol




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Disrupters of the hotel industry wanted! Join the Hotel 2018 Startup Village & become part of the leading B2B exhibition.

Questions? Contact us

Stefan Steinhauser
Stefan Steinhauser+43 660 6919 614

Get your spot at Hotel 2018

Present your startup at the leading B2B trade show in the hotel industry.

Spots are strictly limited.

Who are we looking for?

Boost your business & get exposure at Hotel 2018! We are looking for startups active in hotel industry offering an innovative product, service or technology to present to the audience in the following categories: 

Food & Beverage Trends
Dynamic structures for employees or room design
other solution

Show us your solution & convince us that you are the perfect fit for this year!

What’s in it for you?

The Startup Village is a dedicated area for startups and companies with innovative products or services. At the highly sought-after event we provide you with an exclusive area in a memorable design. Besides the special media attention you will have the following benefits:

Exclusive discount

Get a 4-day booth for a special startup price of € 280 (+ VAT).


Be part of one of the largest meet-ups in the hotel industry in a flourishing area with more than 10,000 accommodations in the region.

Meet leading players

Meet leading players in your field during the exhibition.

Expose your startup

Expose your startup technology to a mixed crowd of opinion leaders and investors.

Media coverage

Receive press coverage, get mentioned in the exhibitor catalog and on our website.

Win a free booth

And last but not least: the winner takes it all! The winner of the startup award gets a free booth at the Hotel Exhibition for 2019 in the value of € 1,870!

About the event

Pleasure and Hospitality – those are the main characteristics of the South Tyrolean region. South Tyrol is a popular all-year-around holiday destination, counting more than 7 million arrivals and more than 32 million overnight stays yearly. Tourists appreciate the South Tyrolean gastronomy, wonderful landscapes and the hospitality and enjoy a simple break from a stressful daily life.

Hotel plays an important role in this field: for more than 40 years, the Exhibition has been the meeting point & information exchange place for hoteliers and restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, innovative startups and associations. Hotel covers the full spectrum of products, services, equipment and technologies for the hotel and food sector and offers an overview of the latest trends in this industry. It is a must for all companies that want to present their products to the hotel and food market in South Tyrol and Trentino and therefore establish valuable contacts.

Scope of the project

South Tyrol & Tourism belong together: with more than 30 million overnight stays per year, 10 thousand accommodation services the Region is ranked 3rd in Italy by the number of overnight stays (only Venice and Rome have more). This symbiosis is so successful that the tourism sector is constantly striving to refine its facilities and services to meet the needs of the modern tourist and to offer authentic places and experiences, familiar with the local culture and greater personalization of the trip. The results of this effort are not only recorded in annual tourist turnover (over 3 billion Euro) but also though many awards on national and international guides.

South Tyrol’s gastronomy is also highly celebrated: 26 Michelin stars for 19 chefs, with five restaurants holding two stars and one three-star restaurant.

This was the Hotel 2017 Startup Village:


Monday, 15.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

11:00 – 12:00
Official Opening Hotel 2018

Tuesday, 16.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

11:00 – 12:00
Pitch your startup with Jury

12:00 – 12:15
Input session – Special Talk

12:15 – 12:30
Announcement: Winner of the Startup Award

12:30 – 13:30

Wednesday, 17.10.2018

9:00 – 18:00
Exhibit your startup

13:00 – 17:00
Exploration Area

18:00 – 20:00
Get-together at the coworking space with the whole startup ecosystem

Thursday, 18.10.2018

09:00 – 17:00
Exhibit your startup

10:00 – 12:00
Guided visits to leading exhibitors: Get introduced to the decision makers from leading exhibitors on a guided tour through the exhibition


A digital marketplace specialized in Hospitality Technology: an original project realized by passionate people. We help hoteliers to find the right hospitality software and vendors to find the right customer. In just few clicks.


RoomRaccoon offers an all-in-one hotel management solution (PMS, Channel Manager and Booking Engine). We are created by and for the independent hotelier and focus on properties up till 50 rooms. With our young and innovative spirit, we are looking to disrupt the European market.

Besafe Rate

Be Safe Group is the company that devised Besafe Rate, the insured hotel rate to choose from the ones already available on the hotel’s official website. BSR safeguards hoteliers from issues caused by basic non-refundable rates and keeps tourists safe: all within the same rate, without having to flag, be redirected to a website or […]


PAYUCA provides flexible access to parking spaces in private office & residential buildings and opens up a completely new resource for public parking. Car drivers can choose for how long they want to stay in any given garage – hours or even weeks. PAYUCA has developed an innovative gateway system that is installed in each […]

Full Balance

Through our concept your guests will learn more about their bodies superpower – the natural self-healing power. We create unique foot (reflexology) massage products out of natural resources such as pine-wood, natural stones and tiles. With our patented foot path, you can stimulate specific foot reflexology points to rejuvenate effectively and to activate your natural […]


Orderlion connects hotels and gastronomy with all their suppliers on one central purchasing platform. Hotels from small to big chains love the simplicity and how it efficiently disrupts the purchasing process.


Kapamo focuses on conversational user interface (CUI): chatbot and “voice first” interfaces. Our team has designed and developed CUI for Telecom Italia, EXPO2015, bTicino-Legrand and other companies. Kapamo’s CUIs reach the users “where they are”, with instant messaging channels, the web, mobile apps and smart speakers. Kapamo has also developed a proprietary CUI platform. Our […]


Kesselwerk produces high quality essential oils & hydrosols by mobile distillation and offer workshops, that show the way of the plant material to the finished product.


Print2Taste is a start-up company that was founded in 2014 by food technologists, nutritional scientists, IT experts and engineering specialists in order to develop innovative solutions for 3D food printing applications. Only one year later, the first Procusini® Plug & Play 3D Food Printing System for the creative and personal creation of food in hotels, […]

Sleep Tidy

SLEEP TIDY SPVs clean mattresses outside of the rooms/building but on site – first of its kind to account for specific needs of hotels and residential operations (patented). Certification proves for the high hygienic standards of our partners and facilitates booking-decisions of (future) guests. Hotelstars honors 10 pts to classification. Enriched costumer segments. Optimal online […]


Francesco Lato

Talent Investor, Wonder S.p.A.

Michael Zimmerhofer

Owner, Hotel Schwarzenstein

Erich Falkensteiner

Owner, Falkensteiner & Tyrolean Angels Network

Patrick Ohnewein

Ecosystem ICT &Automation Development, IDM

Barbara Spitaler

Partner – Marketing/Management, ASA Hotelsoftware

Claudia Flaim

Sales Director, Markas

Startups, get your spot at Hotel 2018!

Present your startup at the leading B2B trade show in the hotel industry. Spots are strictly limited.


What type of startups are we looking for?

How do I apply?

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Ready to disrupt the hotel industry?
Contact us for more information.

Stefan Steinhauser Stefan Steinhauser +43 660 6919 614

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