A CALL FOR ENTRIES

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As part of the WIT 2017 Conference, we will be holding our annual WIT Startup Pitch competition in Singapore.

To qualify, your startup has to be from 0 – 5 years old and be related to travel and tourism. We are looking for groundbreaking new ideas and clever, entrepreneurial minds that are pushing the boundaries in travel technology.

This is an opportunity to be coached by industry veterans and a chance to highlight your business at the WIT 2017 Conference.

Up to 8 semi-finalists will be chosen and coached to present at the WIT 2017 Bootcamp on October 23. No more than 4 finalists will be selected for the Grand Final Pitch, taking place on the Main Stage of the WIT 2017 Conference on October 24 & 25.

To book your “5 Minutes of Fame”, email your submissions to Vera by August 11 and tell us (in up to 300 words) why you deserve this slot.

The winner, to be announced on October 25, will win tickets to the Phocuswright Conference (Hollywood, Florida) on Nov 7-9, 2017 and the WIT 2018 Conference (Singapore), in October 2018.  Travelport Labs will also reward the winner with a seed funding of up to US$30,000 as well as a guaranteed spot in the Travelport Labs Startup Accelerator.

Your description should include:

About your business
– Your business, core products and services in one paragraph
– Competitive landscape
– What problem are you trying to solve?
– What is the market opportunity?
– Introduction of team members
– One unique selling proposition

Basic Info
– Name of company
– Name of service
– URL
– Company address
– Founding date
– Company contact

Results of the semi-finalists will be announced by mid-September. Selection will be based on the creativity of your submission and soundness of your business idea.

Check out photos of our WIT 2016 Bootcamp here