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GLOBAL STARTUP PITCH 2024

Align with groundbreaking innovations on the gleaming edge of travel tech

 

In its third year, the Global Startup Pitch leverages the expertise of WiT, Phocuswright, PhocusWire and industry partners to surface the most innovative technologies impacting travel today. 

 

Welcoming both travel and non-travel startups who believe their businesses have application in the travel industry, we aim to uncover gems representing  the different sectors of travel, from these regions across the world  – Asia/Pacific, Middle East/Africa, Europe and the Americas. 

 

Whether you’re a tech startup in hospitality, transportation, tours & activities, B2B or B2C, AI, data or sustainability, this is your opportunity to gain access to a top-class network of judges, as well as data, insight, and exposure to investors and partners, and build relationships within the industry. 

 

The Global Startup Pitch Competition is part of our ongoing commitment to cultivating innovation including our WiT Bootcamps, Phocuswright Startup Program, Hot25 Startups, Launch, and an industry-driving global network of leaders on the gleaming edge of innovation.

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HERE'S HOW IT WILL RUN

Step 1

We will submit entries to the collective audience of the Northstar Travel Technology Group for voting. This includes WiT, Phocuswright, Phocuswire and the Travel Technology Show. We will then convene a panel of judges to help us get to the shortlist, 8 per funding level.

Step 2

In August, we will run a Virtual Live Semi-Finals in which 16 shortlisted startups will pitch to our judges, who will help us select the Finalists.

Step 3

The Finalists will compete in the Grand Finals at WiT Singapore, October 14-16.

Step 4

Winners will win a ticket to the Phocuswright Conference, exposure to the audience and entrance into the Startup Program.
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Call For Entries:
Scaleups & Startups

The Global Startup Pitch 2024 is back and this year, we are refreshing the format with two key objectives – to recognise mid-scale startups and to discover seed stage, emerging companies.

Startup

Three to eight years and which have raised no more than US$10m

Seedup

Under three years and which have raised no more than US$5m

We are looking for startups across all the different categories of travel as well as general tech in these regions:

Asia/Pacific

Middle East/Africa

Europe

Americas

If you are not in travel but have a tech business that you believe has legs in this new age of travel, we want to hear from you.

WHY APPLY?

Access to a top-class network of judges, as well as data, insight, and exposure to investors and partners
Exposure and coverage across Phocuswright, PhocusWire and Web in Travel
Opportunity to win complimentary tickets to attend WiT Singapore and The Phocuswright Conference
Opportunity to pitch at WiT Singapore and win a spotlight presentation during The Phocuswright Conference
Meet industry leaders, executives and startups
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REGISTER

SEMIFINALS

AUG 2024

VIRTUAL

Shortlisted Startups will compete to advance to the Grand Finals.

Registration is free

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON

GRAND FINALS

OCT 14–16, 2024

PHYSICAL

Finalists will compete at WiT Singapore. One will be selected as the Global Startup of the Year and granted a presentation during The Phocuswright Conference.

Registration fees apply

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STAGE TIME

NOV 19–21, 2024

PHYSICAL

A spotlight presentation during The Phocuswright Conference in Florida.

Registration fees apply

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