Stay tuned for updates on the 2017 Awards!

A bit about the 2016 Awards…

The 2016 judges were:

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Terry Jones
Chairman
(Founder Travelocity.com and serving as founding Chairman of Kayak.com)
Wayblazer
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Ganesh Mani
Adjunct Faculty, CMU; Advisor
TravelWits
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Saad Siddiqui
Investor
Edgewood Management LLC
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Tim Gunstone
Managing Director
EyeforTravel
George Arabian
George R. Arabian
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Steelhead Ventures, LLC
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Matt Zito
Managing Partner
Travel Startups Incubator

 

Last year’s finalists were:

hotel tonight
Beyond Pricing

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Beyond Pricing (www.beyondpricing.com) is the most popular revenue management and dynamic pricing software for the $100B vacation rental and home sharing market.

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Clarifai

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Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in image and video recognition, solving real-world problems for businesses and developers alike.

neirbi
Neirbi Analytics

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Hotels quickly identify and take advantage of upcoming demand pockets using Neiribi to get an edge on the competition

Trusted Housesitters
Trusted Housesitters

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TrustedHousesitters helps pet owners find someone to care for their home and pets for free, in exchange for a place to stay

Yana-Trip
YANA Trip

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YANA Trip is a Korean global Online Travel Agency that offers various adventures, activities and local tours for F.I.T throughout the world.

 

How it works:

STAGE 1: ENTER START-UP AND INNOVATION AWARDS

$1295 to enter & submit logo and company brief.

Benefits:

Subsidized 2 day pass to EyeforTravel North America

  • Gain brand awareness, promotion and marketing
  •  Be listed on EyeforTravel North America event website with hyperlinks to your product

STAGE 2: SHORTLISTED PITCH

The awards entrants will be given a time slot to pitch their product in front of our panel of Judges in the morning of day one of the event (October 6). The Judges will vote and the top two go through to pitch on the Keynote of Day 2 in front of 350+ senior travel executives. Winners of this stage announced at Day 1 Lunchtime.

Benefits:

Both will be judged on their financial potential…. ie if you could invest in this... you would. This puts the start-ups and the innovators from larger companies on a level playing field.

  • Pitch to the panel of expert judges (in a private room to the main conference)
  • Be in with a chance to win a place in the final on stage (worth $26,000)
  • Opportunity to meet investors, other entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists innovators in online travel, plus 350+ senior level online travel executives

STAGE 3: PITCH TO KEYNOTE AUDIENCE ON MAIN CONFERENCE AGENDA

The top 2 entrants from the previous stage will pitch to the 350+ senior level travel industry audience on the morning keynote session of Day 2 (October 7th). The audience will vote through our live voting system for the winner of the Start-Up and Innovation in Travel Awards 2016!

Benefits:

  • Pitch to an audience of 350+ senior level travel industry executives at EyeforTravel North America 2016
  • Be in with a chance to win the Start-Up and Innovation in Travel Awards 2016
  • Video interview on site at the event, with a full edit and clip sent to you afterwards
  • Interview with EyeforTravel Editor to be in post event press
  • Align yourself with previous winners including HotelTonight, Lufthansa Systems and OptionsAway!

If you would like to join the judging panel and can prove your investment heritage please drop an email to tim@eyefortravel.com

If you’re interested in participating in the conference, please get in touch:

Renu Kannu

Renu Kannu

Project Director
EyeForTravel
+1800 814 3459 x7197 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7197 (Global)
renu@eyefortravel.com

Tim Gunstone

Tim Gunstone

Managing Director
EyeforTravel
+1800 814 3459 x7557 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7557 (Global)
tim@eyefortravel.com

Sinead Rodgers

Sinead Rodgers

Head of Sales &
Business Development
EyeForTravel
+1800 814 3459 x7228 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7228 (Global)
sinead@eyefortravel.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

  • Amadeus
  • EPAM
  • HotelPlanner
  • Miles
  • Mindtree
  • Revenue Analytics
  • Room Key
  • Travelport
  • Wiland
  • WorldPay

Media Partners

  • Presswire
  • GlobalHotelNetwork