And the 7 finalists are ...
Phocuswright and Web in Travel took a global tour of innovation, showcasing the smartest ideas and technologies that solve real problems in the industry. Out of over 120 original applicants, the field is down to seven finalists that best represent viability, customer appeal, technical innovation, ESG, team and a certain X Factor.
The esteemed panel of judges interacted with the presenters in a Q&A and then chose seven winners from the below regions and one special Wild Card category. These seven finalists will move on to pitch at WiT Singapore 2022, October 3-5, with one winner chosen to present at The Phocuswright Conference Innovation Summit, November 14-17 in Phoenix, AZ.
"A global startup event like this proves that innovation is thriving in every segment and in every region of the world," said Pete Comeau, managing director, Phocuswright. "Each entrepreneur was laser focused on solving real problems for the industry, presenting technological innovations around accessibility, diversity, safety, fintech, mapping, ancillary services and more. Having startups interact with a panel of industry stalwarts as judges is a unique opportunity that WiT and Phocuswright uses to promote synergy and relationships between two communities that are the driving force behind technology in travel."
Morgan Lesne, President, Cambon Partners
Steve Taub, Head of Investments, JetBlue Ventures
Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright.