Grabr won the EyeforTravel’s Startup Awards and SeatWizer was runner-up as part of the 1-day Startup Village at the San Francisco Summit 2016. The Startup Village 1-day event included an entrepreneur panel, investor panel and 10 startups pitching. I was fortunate to be the moderator of the panels and a judge for the competition. Slide show pics from the event are below. Special thanks to Gavin Watson, Global Conference Director for EyeforTravel for organizing a fantastic event!
The Entrepreneur panel included, Heddi Cundle, Founder, MyTab.co, Jim Pickell, President, HomeExchange.com, Gadi Bashvitz, Founder & CEO, OLSET, Kerri Ann Zeil, Director, Amadeus for Startups and Sara Margulis, CEO, HoneyFund.
The Investor panel included, Nancy Hayes, Managing Director, Golden Seeds, Saaed Amidi, CEO and Founder, Plug and Play Tech Center, George Arabian, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Steelhead Ventures, Roopak Pati, Investment Banking Associate, Needham & Company.
The startup judges included, Matt Zito, Managing Partner, Travel Startups Incubator, George Arabian, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Stealhead Ventures, Kerri Ann Zeil, Director, Amadeus for Startups, Zaid Al-Husseini, VP Product, Gogobot and Santiago Vallejo Head of Global Open Innovation at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Startups pitching at the event included Travel Startups Incubator portfolio companies FlitWays and Biz Airlines. Non-TSI startups included Tink You, POSH Adventures, Gruptrip, Lumanu, Inspirock and Stiya.