Voting and Awards

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.

Battleground Awards

  • Three companies advance to Summit 

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

Launch Awards

  • Award for Travel Innovation – People's Choice: winner and runner-up
Enter the Competition 

Phocuswright Innovation Platform

The Phocuswright Innovation Platform at The Phocuswright Conference consists of three distinct segments:

•   Battleground
•   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