As part of the Northstar Global Travel Technology group, WebInTravel and Phocuswright are kicking off 2022 with a round-the-world Global Startup Pitch.

This combined effort is the next evolution of a relentless, ongoing 25-year search for startups that disrupt, innovate and propel the travel industry forward.  

WIT has been running startup competitions in the Asia Pacific region for more than 14 years while Phocuswright has been championing them since 2008 with events in Europe and the U.S. This global effort combines the strengths of both events to raise it to another level.  

The Global Start Up Pitch 2022 will showcase the best of startups from six regions:
Two preliminary rounds will be held to arrive at six finalists, one each representing the different regions, who will then compete in the Grand Finals during WiT Singapore 2022, October 3-5, for the top prizes.  

The winner will have the opportunity to present during The Phocuswright Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14-17.  

Yeoh Siew Hoon, founder at WIT, says: “It is time to unite around innovation, which will underpin a stronger and better travel recovery.” 

Pete Comeau, managing director at Phocuswright, adds: “Entrepreneurs thrive during times of crisis, and tomorrow’s travel tech leaders are incubating products and solutions today during this challenging time.

“Phocuswright is thrilled to partner with WIT to uncover the most promising pre-funded, early-stage companies who are poised to lead our industry through the recovery and beyond, helping us emerge as a stronger, bolder and better industry.” 

Global Sponsors supporting this initiative are Amadeus IT and Yanolja Cloud. Regional sponsors include JetBlue Ventures for North America, Cambon Partners for Europe and MakeMyTrip for South Asia/ASEAN/Pacific and MENA (Middle East/North Africa).


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