Innovators Battle for Travel's Most Coveted Awards

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Introducing the Phocuswright Innovation Platform

Phocuswright Innovation

The companies taking the stage represent the most innovative in three categories - Battleground, Summit and Launch. The program is packed with market changing innovations presented in a fast paced, no holds barred environment. Don’t miss it!

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Innovation Event Categories

Phocuswright Innovation Platform: Summit

Summit

The pinnacle of any young company seeking to showcase a new innovation to the travel industry. Summit takes place prime time on the main stage, in front of travel's most discerning audience.

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Phocuswright Innovation Platform: Launch

Launch

Innovation isn’t just for startups - established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for demonstrators changing the travel landscape within established companies.

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Battleground

For the first time, Phocuswright is hosting Battleground: The Americas, an event solely dedicated to bringing early-stage startup companies into the limelight to demonstrate fresh ideas in front of potential investors, incubators and future partners.

The first edition will be held September 2017 at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California.

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How to Apply

Review the eligibility criteria and find out which Phocuswright Innovation Platform is right for your company and innovation.

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Phocuswright Innovation Platform funding and funded numbers

Meet the Innovators

Only the best travel innovators make it into the Phocuswright Innovation Platform. They are changing the travel landscape in everything from ground transportation to planning and inspiration to corporate solutions and bot messaging.

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Case Studies: Success from The Phocuswright Innovation Platform

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Winners

  • Peter Hilton at Phocuswright

    We found being part of the innovation summit very beneficial in raising our profile, resulting in a very successful Phocuswright conference. As always it was a well planned and executed event.

    — Peter Hilton

  • Benedict Jones

    The Battleground and Summit were the most exciting events Trekkable has had the opportunity to be a part of. It opened up a world of opportunities and helped us build awareness in the industry at the highest level.

    — Benedict Jones

  • jeremy Barnard

    We were really happy with how productive the Summit was on several levels - including business development and overall exposure. The Phocuswright team was unbelievably well organized.

    — Jeremy Bernard

  • Mike Webster

    Winning Phocuswright's Innovation award was incredibly beneficial to our startup. In the time since, we've signed influential partners, gained customers and secured the continued success of Mobacar.

    — Mike Webster

  • Anna Banicevic

    Winning the Innovation award helped us gain tremendous exposure to potential partners and investors of a really high caliber - which had an immediate impact on our business.

    — Anna Banicevic

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Winner of The People's Choice Award


Award

Awards

Find out how you can win travel's most coveted awards, from audience accolades to praise from the industry's toughest judges.

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Apply to Compete

Spots in Summit and Launch are limited and fill up quickly. Apply early and see if you make the cut to take the stage at The Phocuswright Conference. But get ready, the competition is fierce!

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Jeremy Wertheimer

Years ago we came as a little startup company. By  lunch we had met what was to become our first breakout customer - a company that became Orbitz. So it was a great investment for us.

—Jeremy Wertheimer, ITA Software by Google

travel innovation summit compete demonstrator on stage at phocuswright

Case Studies: Success