Voting and Awards


2017 Phocuswright Innovation Platform Winners

AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION – EMERGING CATEGORY
Winner: UpLift
Runner-Up: Mezi

AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION – STARTUP CATEGORY
Winner: Redeam
Runner-Up: conichi

BRAND USA MARKETING INNOVATION AWARD
Winner: Beach-Inspector.com

THE GENERAL CATALYST AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION
Winner: Redeam

OAG AWARD FOR AI INNOVATION
Winner: Mezi

SUMMIT PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Winner: Redeam
Runner-Up: TWIP and Wanup

LAUNCH PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Winner: ixigo
Runner-Up: Sift Science

How to Win

The panel of Dragons – senior executives from across the industry – critically assess each demonstrator on:

  • Level of technical innovation
  • Business value of the innovation
  • Potential effect on the marketplace

The Dragons also provide commentary, kudos and critiques throughout the Phocuswright Innovation Series.

Summit Awards

  • Award for Travel Innovation – Startup Category: winner and runner-up
  • Award for Travel Innovation – Startup Category: winner and runner-up
  • Award for Travel Innovation – People's Choice: winner and runner-up
  • Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award: winner represents the best innovation related to tourism marketing – Learn More
  • The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation: winner receives a $100,000 convertible bridge loan – Learn More
  • OAG Award for AI Innovation: winner delivers the most innovative customer-centric solution using AI technology –Learn More

Launch Awards

  • Award for Travel Innovation – People's Choice: winner and runner-up
Category Definitions:

Startup: Companies 24 months or younger
Emerging: Companies 24 to 48 months old

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Phocuswright Innovation Platform

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference

•   Summit
•   Launch

Early-stage, emerging and established companies compete in each category either in an intimate environment or under the big lights of Center Stage for one of travel's most coveted awards.

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2015 Phocuswright Conference Innovation Winners