What is HoT Academy?

HoT Academy is an innovative informal education aimed at empowering young adults to increase their employment and entrepreneurship readiness in hospitality and supporting sectors. It’s main cornerstone is the co-creation with important actors of the local ecosystem – the HoT Hosts.

Who is behind HoT?

HoT Academy project is implemented by the Development Principles NGO 
and sponsored by BMZ and Sign of Hope organizations..

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We all seek memorable, new and authentic experiences when traveling. This kind of hospitable environment is driven by a local creative entrepreneurial network and a motivated, committed workforce!


Co-creation and promotion of entrepreneurship and employment in the hospitality sector among young adults.


We imagine the Hospitality of Tomorrow empowered by local youth who achieve it through co-creation with each other and the private sector.

HoT Academy is a journey in 4 Acts


Learn HoT from real life

Expose 200 proactive young adults to practical, demanded and original non-formal short-term education. Starts August 2022 year.


Make HoT Career Happen 

Support competitive and proactive young adults to excel in hospitality related career through deep instruction and practical exposures with peers. Starts from 2023 year.


Make HoT Idea Happen

Support competitive business ideas of entrepreneurially mature young adults with mentorship, seed-funding and access to new partners. Start HoT starts from 2023 year. Grow HoT starts from 2024 year.


Learn from HoT Hosts

Develop and operationalize career and entrepreneurial partnerships between the private sector and young adults through provision of quarterly shadowing and career speed dating rounds.Starts from 2023 year.