We Envision a Connected Travel Industry

To us, travel can do better. We all can do better, travel companies, travel startups, travelers. And the only way to get better is to work together, by having meaningful and actionable conversations.

We believe that everyone should have access to travel, to leisure, to hospitality. Faster. Sooner. Better.

Our Mission

Connect startup founders with corporate partners and investors to create the future of travel.

Travel startup founders require either a large capital investment or a dynamic set of partnerships to be able to thrive, more so than in any other industry. 

We support travel startup founders by providing them the meaningful connections they need to stay ahead of the curve, and by promoting the sharing of knowledge and resources among the best and the brightest in travel tech.

What are you waiting for?

Team

Andrew Stein, Executive Director Andrew is Voyager HQ's Executive Director, overseeing the long-term growth and corporate innovation initiatives of the company. He began his career as a strategist and account director in advertising agencies overseeing award winning work for innovative clients including AMEX, HBO, Virgin Group, Conan O'Brien, and Microsoft. While working with Danny Meyer (founder of Shake Shack), Andrew was inspired to take an entrepreneurial leap and helped launch Commonwealth Proper, a luxury clothing brand based in Philadelphia, which he grew into a thriving business with multiple locations before successfully selling his stake in the business and moving to New York City in 2014. Since then, Andrew has applied his skills and insights to successfully launch several co-working spaces, while also supporting numerous startup founders in the areas of raising capital, defining their business plans, and connecting with corporate partners. 

Andrew Stein, Executive Director

Andrew is Voyager HQ's Executive Director, overseeing the long-term growth and corporate innovation initiatives of the company. He began his career as a strategist and account director in advertising agencies overseeing award winning work for innovative clients including AMEX, HBO, Virgin Group, Conan O'Brien, and Microsoft.

While working with Danny Meyer (founder of Shake Shack), Andrew was inspired to take an entrepreneurial leap and helped launch Commonwealth Proper, a luxury clothing brand based in Philadelphia, which he grew into a thriving business with multiple locations before successfully selling his stake in the business and moving to New York City in 2014. Since then, Andrew has applied his skills and insights to successfully launch several co-working spaces, while also supporting numerous startup founders in the areas of raising capital, defining their business plans, and connecting with corporate partners. 

John Matson, Managing Director As Managing Director, John focuses on Voyager's strategic planning, partnerships and day-to-day operations. He is also a Co-Founder and actively part of the Leadership Council of the NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit alliance of NYC's top technology organizations working together to support program leaders of incubators, accelerators, and startup communities. John also co-directs Startup Grind NYC, a monthly speaker series to educate, motivate, and connect entrepreneurs in over 250 cities around the world and cohosts two podcasts, Travel is Your Business, focusing on the intersection of travel, business, and technology, and 5to9, a podcast interviewing people who pursue passions through side projects outside their 9 to 5 jobs. Prior to Voyager, he was most recently Sales & Marketing Manager at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a city-supported startup incubator for media + tech entrepreneurs.  Although he typically focuses on marketing, sales, and community development, John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and software enthusiast.

John Matson, Managing Director

As Managing Director, John focuses on Voyager's strategic planning, partnerships and day-to-day operations. He is also a Co-Founder and actively part of the Leadership Council of the NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit alliance of NYC's top technology organizations working together to support program leaders of incubators, accelerators, and startup communities.

John also co-directs Startup Grind NYC, a monthly speaker series to educate, motivate, and connect entrepreneurs in over 250 cities around the world and cohosts two podcasts, Travel is Your Business, focusing on the intersection of travel, business, and technology, and 5to9, a podcast interviewing people who pursue passions through side projects outside their 9 to 5 jobs.

Prior to Voyager, he was most recently Sales & Marketing Manager at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a city-supported startup incubator for media + tech entrepreneurs.  Although he typically focuses on marketing, sales, and community development, John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and software enthusiast.

Jenny Silber, Community Manager As Community Manager, Jenny is responsible for spearheading Voyager HQ’s events and member programming, bringing new travel startups and mentors into the community, coordinating network introductions and occasionally screwing legs back onto tables. Before joining Voyager HQ, Jenny was Event Coordinator at Northstar Travel Group, where she contributed to the success of award-winning B2B travel events Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, CruiseWorld, Mountain Travel Symposium and the European Mountain Travel Summit. She’s thrilled to now be involved in the exciting world of startups while staying close to her passion for travel. Jenny was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut where she majored in intercultural communications. She now lives in NYC and enjoys writing, traveling, writing about her travels, rollerblading and visiting haunted places.

Jenny Silber, Community Manager

As Community Manager, Jenny is responsible for spearheading Voyager HQ’s events and member programming, bringing new travel startups and mentors into the community, coordinating network introductions and occasionally screwing legs back onto tables. Before joining Voyager HQ, Jenny was Event Coordinator at Northstar Travel Group, where she contributed to the success of award-winning B2B travel events Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, CruiseWorld, Mountain Travel Symposium and the European Mountain Travel Summit. She’s thrilled to now be involved in the exciting world of startups while staying close to her passion for travel.

Jenny was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut where she majored in intercultural communications. She now lives in NYC and enjoys writing, traveling, writing about her travels, rollerblading and visiting haunted places.

 
Gerardo Hernández, Marketing Manager As Marketing Manager, Gerardo oversees Voyager HQ's overall marketing strategy and brand identity. Before he joined Voyager HQ, Gerardo worked in several customer service roles in the food, beverage and hospitality industry while moonlighting in NYC's theatre scene. Gerardo grew up in California, Mexico and Texas. He came to NYC to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has lived in the city ever since. A storyteller at heart, he loves writing and tinkering with design and tech to engage and delight even the most unsuspecting of audiences.

Gerardo Hernández, Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Gerardo oversees Voyager HQ's overall marketing strategy and brand identity. Before he joined Voyager HQ, Gerardo worked in several customer service roles in the food, beverage and hospitality industry while moonlighting in NYC's theatre scene.

Gerardo grew up in California, Mexico and Texas. He came to NYC to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has lived in the city ever since. A storyteller at heart, he loves writing and tinkering with design and tech to engage and delight even the most unsuspecting of audiences.

Tylzia Msonthi, Office Manager As Office Manager, Tylzia is responsible for the operations of the office. She is a go-getter with the knack for making sure the Clubhouse is as aesthetically pleasing as possible, while creating new processes to make office flow more efficient. Before Voyager HQ, Tylzia was an Operations and Events Manager for Startup Institute NYC. There, she managed multiple events and day-to-day logistics of the program. She also has an extensive retail, hospitality, and customer service background based out of Princeton, NJ. Tylzia has worked for Estee Lauder, LVMH, and The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, just to name a few. Tylzia was born and raised in New Jersey but wound up in the City of Dreams. She holds a B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, sings in a community choir for special events, and is an avid dog lover.  

Tylzia Msonthi, Office Manager

As Office Manager, Tylzia is responsible for the operations of the office. She is a go-getter with the knack for making sure the Clubhouse is as aesthetically pleasing as possible, while creating new processes to make office flow more efficient. Before Voyager HQ, Tylzia was an Operations and Events Manager for Startup Institute NYC. There, she managed multiple events and day-to-day logistics of the program. She also has an extensive retail, hospitality, and customer service background based out of Princeton, NJ. Tylzia has worked for Estee Lauder, LVMH, and The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, just to name a few.

Tylzia was born and raised in New Jersey but wound up in the City of Dreams. She holds a B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, sings in a community choir for special events, and is an avid dog lover.