At Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) we have spent the better part of 2-years thinking about how to improve the process of prospecting, vetting and investing in travel technology startups. Our thesis from the beginning has been to identify and support talented entrepreneurs solving real travel industry problems.
Today we would like to highlight how our process has evolved, and how it led us to Flightsayer, a company we believe has extraordinary potential.
Our process for identifying new technology in travel is a combination of tapping our deep travel industry network for leads and feedback, using our instincts honed over decades of experience in the industry, and supplementing our research with online data mining of news and events in important industry verticals.
The process has matured rapidly, leading to the buildout of proprietary internal software tools to help us streamline and continue to improve how we engage with new travel technology startups. Knowing how difficult it is to navigate the investment/partnership landscape in the travel industry, we decided to open up our tools to travel founders, corporations and investors through the TSI Deal Flow Program and Platform.
Current solutions for travel technology startups and corporate travel companies to connect, network, build new relationships and commence deals include digital networks like LinkedIn and AngelList, and in-person events such as Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation Summit, Travel Tech Con in San Francisco and Travel 2.0 in New York City. We often hear that entrepreneurs get lost in the large and broad-based online networks, and the latter are either too expensive or too limited to a specific geography.
The TSI Deal Flow Platform is global with no boundaries, inexpensive and can quickly scale introductions and connectivity in the travel industry.
Please note that we have finalized the price for Startups at $195 and Corporate Partners/Investors at $495 to create a Deal Flow Room on the Platform, search for and connect with prospects, and attend the Innovation Workshop in April in Miami, FL. Upgrades are available for Startups to receive a demo table at the Innovation Workshop and take advantage of hands-on mentoring and business development, and for Corporate Partners/Investors to access in-depth TSI vetting and sponsorship/branding opportunities.
During the Program we provide feedback, make partnership/investor suggestions, and make introductions solely through the Deal Flow Platform which helps us greatly streamline these processes and effectively make connections at scale at these price points. [Continue reading]