Startup Program

Monday, November 15

Pitching isn’t everything, nor is it the only thing. Phocuswright's Startup Program offers entrepreneurs unmatched access to network with and learn from top travel executives and investors. And in turn, mentors gain direct access to a pool of the freshest startups and ideas.

Who is the Startup Program open to?

Startup Founders
Gain unmatched access to network with and learn from top travel executives and investors!

  1. Purchase a ticket to attend The Phocuswright Conference (you may qualify for a Startup Company Ticket)
  2. Submit an application to participate in the 2021 Startup Program at The Phocuswright Conference
  3. Phocuswright's team of experts will review and respond to your application as soon as possible.

 

Mentors and Investors
Gain direct access to a pool of the freshest startups and ideas with this exclusive program.

  1. Purchase a ticket to attend The Phocuswright Conference
  2. Send us a note to request an invitation

Benefits of the Startup Program

Curated Roundtables
Participate in intimate roundtable discussions based on your business interests, moderated by Startup Program mentors and Phocuswright analysts.

Office Hours
Phocuswright helps schedule private, one-on-one meetings with the Startup Program mentors and investors of your choice. If accepted into the program, you will have the opportunity to let us know who you would like to connect with at the event. We will facilitate as many meetings as possible for you.

Strong Community
You'll gain invaluable introductions to mentors/investors and make connections with other startups for idea swapping, strategy sharing and much more.

Are you a startup founder?

Join us Monday, November 15, 2021 for curated roundtable discussions with industry experts, private office hours appointments with Startup Program mentors, inspiring presentations, and Phocuswright's famous networking.

Space is limited!

Apply Today

Past Event Mentors

Below: Mentors of the standalone Phocuswright Startup Program Online held February 4, 2021.

Timothy Hughes

Vice President, Corporate Development
Agoda.com

 

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures
Amadeus IT Group

 

Todd Henrich

SVP, Corporate Development
Booking Holdings

 

Adam Harris

Co-Founder & CEO
Cloudbeds

 

Kai Ling Ting

Innovation Lead
Etihad Airways

 

Kurien Jacob

Principal
Highgate Ventures

 

Sascha Hausmann

Partner
HOWZAT Partners

 

Roland Zeller

President
Innuvik Ventures

 

Terry Jones

Founder, Travelocity.com and
Founding Chairman
Kayak.com

Dee Waddell

Global Managing Director, Travel & Transportation Industries
IBM

 

Eric Shepard

VP of Lonely Planet Ventures
Lonely Planet

 

Norm Rose

Senior Technology and Corporate Market Analyst
Phocuswright

 

Philip C. Wolf

Founder
Phocuswright Inc.

 

Traci Mercer

SVP - Lodging, Ground and Sea + Indirect Channels Segments
Sabre

 

Tony D'Astolfo

Senior Vice President, North America
Serko

 

Katherine Grass

Venture Partner
Thayer Ventures

 

Chris Hemmeter

Managing Director
Thayer Ventures

 

Luuc Elzinga

Founder & President
Tiqets

 

Henry Chen Weinstein

Founder
Travel Tech Nation