21 Jun 2021

THE DEADLINE FOR TRAVELTECH SHOW’S TRAILBLAZER FUND & AWARDS IS APPROACHING

THE DEADLINE FOR TRAVELTECH SHOW’S TRAILBLAZER FUND & AWARDS IS APPROACHING

Applications for international travel technology start-ups to apply to the TravelTech Show Trailblazer fund close on 16th July 2021 and can be submitted online at https://traveltech-show.com/trailblazer-fund-2mcs

TravelTech Show, taking place virtually on 14-15 September 2021, has committed to supporting start-ups in the travel technology space by creating a £25,000 fund that start-ups can apply to access. The fund supports start-ups from across the globe founded with the last 48 months and have not raised more than £2M in funding with subsidised exhibiting options and additional marketing and PR support.

Start-ups already taking advantage of the fund include social booking plugin Gamitee based in Israel; Indian based Sublimis Technologies creators of end-to-end disruptive travel booking platform Brahmaand; and London-based eco start-up and sustainability champions Trees4Travel.


Trailblazer Logos

Those participating are also entered into the first-ever TravelTech Show Trailblazer Awards. Trailblazers will be judged on their application and 2-minute pre-recorded innovation pitch, submitted before the show. The winners will be chosen by attendees for the People Choice Awards and a second winner by a group of esteemed industry experts.

"As the industry starts to recover, it's never been more important for us as an event to support the talented and adventurous start-ups that make up the travel technology space." said TravelTech Show's Business Development Manager Stevie Rackley who's leading on the project. 

"The Trailblazer Fund represents our commitment to help bring new technology to the forefront and connect start-ups with potential clients and partners. The Trailblazer Awards will enable them to showcase their innovations and give them a chance to win some invaluable coverage to help propel their company forward"

Winner of the judges choice  will receive a free stand at TravelTech Show 2022 worth over £6,000 and a start-up ticket to Phocuswright Conference 2021 worth over £1,400. The top 3 chosen will be invited to speak on the TravelTech Show Start-up panel and post-event coverage on Phocuswire and from other global media.

Judges include John Ische, President, Tripst Solutions; Ross Veitch, CEO and Co-Founder, WEGO; Sascha Hausmann, Partner, HOWZAT Partners; Shyn Ye Ho, Director of Global Product Management, Expedia Group; and Tara Hawkins, Founder & Director, Authentic Villa Holidays.
Applications close Friday 16th July 2021. Apply online today at https://traveltech-show.com/trailblazer-fund-2mcs 

TravelTech Show is a two-day virtual event that brings together global decision-making technology buyers to help them find new innovative technology solutions for their travel business. Through the follow the sun style conference programme that kicks off in Asia and the Middle East with content delivered by WiT, then onto the UK and mainland Europe, finishing each day in the USA with content produced by PhocusWright.
Technology buyers from across the global tourism sector quickly improve their tech stack and plan by gaining access to international suppliers and local disrupters to discover new micro and macro trends to future-proof their strategy and achieve their business objective
 

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