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Travel Pitch Night

  • Voyager Clubhouse 137 West 25th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Crown the winner at Voyager HQ's Travel Pitch Night

Five innovative travel startup companies will gather at the Voyager Clubhouse to present to a panel of industry leaders and investors. Panelists and audience will judge each startup on presentation, business model's viability, product/market fit, and fundability.  Following the announcement of the winner, we will have a networking hour with drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided.

This event will be recorded and broadcast live by MouthMedia Network, creators of the Travel is Your Business podcast.


Startups


Panelists

Kerri Zeil
Head of Amadeus for Startups

Kerri brings to Amadeus years of executive-level experience in ecommerce, travel distribution, strategic planning and global operations. Prior to joining Amadeus North America as Head of Amadeus for Startups, Kerri held roles at Orbitz Worldwide, and eBookers, where she was responsible for the execution of several global business and technology initiatives. With years of expertise in the industry and managing cross-cultural and cross-functional teams, her experience with both traditional and startup organizations gives her unique insight into how to best deliver technology solutions and services targeted to established online travel brands and industry startups.

Christophe Allard
Director North America at Brussels Airlines

Christophe started his aviation career as Head of the African Projects at Brussels Airlines in 2005. As such, he was involved in many key developments in Central and Eastern Africa, all triggered by Brussels Airlines' very strong focus on Africa. In 2009, as Project Manager, he founded Korongo Airlines in the DRC, a joint-venture between Brussels Airlines and Groupe Forrest International. In 2010, he was appointed as Chief Executive, establishing the 1st EU compliant airline in the blacklisted DRC. In September 2015, he returned to Brussels Airlines Head Office to prepare for his new role as Director North America. In this position he makes effective use of the strong Africa expertise he accrued during the last 5 years to further drive Brussels Airlines' ambitious development plans on the North Atlantic.

Werner Georg Kunz-Cho
Co-CEO of Fareportal

Werner brings over 35 years of experience in the travel industry. Prior to Fareportal, Werner was the CEO of OneTravel.com, a leading online travel agency, VP of Business Development at Lufthansa Systems, Director of Marketing and Sales North America at CityBird Airlines, General Manager North America at Swissair’s charter division Balair/CTA and Director Operations at Travac Tours and Charters.

Gillian Morris
Co-Founder & CEO of Hitlist

Gillian Morris is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hitlist, a mobile app which helps users travel more by delivering personalized, proactive trip recommendations. Gillian has been named one of the Young Leaders to watch in the travel industry by Phocuswright. Before entering the start-up world, Gillian worked as a consultant, journalist, and educator Her work in emerging markets has made her a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship and private sector investment in the developing world. 


Prizes

  • $10,000 hosting credit from DigitalOcean
  • $3,000 credit with SendGrid
  • A free IT & Web Services consultation from Amadeus
  • A free TriNet HR Consultation to review state-specific regulations and a high-level overview of their HR strategy. 
  • Free consultation with Nomad Financial to review finances, operations, and best practices to scale.
  • 3-month Dedicated Desk at the Voyager Clubhouse ($675 value)

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