Startup Program

Monday, November 18, 2019

Pitching isn’t everything, nor is it the only thing. This program offers startups a brand new alternative to network with the best in travel. And in turn, investors and mentors gain direct access to a pool of the freshest startups and ideas in travel.

Participation in the Startup Program is by acceptance only.

Startup companies less than 48 months old: APPLY HERE.

If accepted, you'll gain access to all three days of The Phocuswright Conference (a $4,199 value) PLUS this private Startup Program for only $1,999. Click here to review the eligibility criteria and important information.

Private meetings for startups: Phocuswright will help schedule a meeting with an attendee of your choice. Simply let us know who you would like to connect with at the conference when you complete the application.

If you are an older startup company, mentor, investor or anyone interested in participating in this exclusive program AND you are a registered attendee for The Phocuswright Conference contact us to request an invitation.

Startup Program

Startups get even more advantages with our new Startup Program.

Apply now to join us Monday, November 18, 2019 for private one-on-one meetings, curated roundtable discussions with industry experts, office hour appointments with the Phocuswright Innovation Advisory Board, cocktails and more!

The Startup Program ticket also gives you full access to the three-day Phocuswright Conference.

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Limited tickets are available.

Click here to review the eligibility criteria and important information.

2019 Startup Program Schedule*

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm – Curated Roundtables
    Participate in intimate roundtable discussions based on your business interests – moderated by Phocuswright analysts and Startup Program mentors.
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm – Office Hours, Startup Stories, Networking
    One-on-one meetings between Startups and Phocuswright's Startup Program mentors, listen to successful entrepreneurs share their stories, and network with fellow startups. Choose your own adventure!
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm – Networking Happy Hour

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

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2018 Mentors

  • Jason Dietrich, Principal, A3Ventures Corporate Venture Capital
  • Ken Greger, Managing Director, Aethos Consulting Group
  • Kerri Zeil, Director, Amadeus for Startups, Amadeus
  • Evan Konwiser, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, American Express Global Business Travel
  • Ko Orita, Angel Investor
  • Miriam Moscovici, Senior Director Research and Corporate Innovation, BCD Travel
  • Henry Weinstein, CEO, Cockpit Innovation (CVC)
  • Lawrence Hester, CEO, Fareharbor
  • John Morhous, Chief Experience Officer, Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
  • Alex Tran, Principal, General Catalyst Partners
  • Andrew Krimstock, Vice President of Business Development, GLIDR
  • Sascha Hausmann, Partner, HOWZAT Partners
  • Christina Heggie, Investment Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Ken Frohling, Principal, Keystone Travel Advisory Group; Global Partnerships, TripAdvisor Attractions
  • Flo Lugli, Founder and Principal, Navesink Advisory Group
  • Bob Offutt, Senior Technology Analyst and Editorial Director, Innovation Edition, Phocuswright
  • Norm Rose, Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst, Phocuswright
  • Alex Kremer, Co-Founder and VP, Product, Redeam
  • Mark Farrell, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
  • Rom Hendler, Founder and CEO, TravelTech, Open Innovation Center
  • Jim Hornthal, Chairman, Triporati and Zignal Labs and Executive Chairman Launchpad Central
  • Roland Zeller, Chairman, Viselio; Owner, Innuvik Ventures; Venture Advisor, Redalpine Venture Partners
  • Rod Cuthbert, Founder & Former Chairman & CEO, Viator; Former Chairman and CEO Rome2rio