Future Travel Experience and JetBlue Technology Ventures have teamed up to launch a pioneering Start-up Competition and Showcase. The global start-up competition is designed to help discover the most innovative concepts or products that can significantly enhance the passenger experience, or ancillary revenue opportunities, during the airport or inflight phases of travel.
The competition is open to any start-up worldwide that is Series B or less and incorporated within the last five years.
The grand prize is worldwide recognition at the Future Travel Experience Global conference and exhibition in Las Vegas (September 6-8, 2017) and two free round-trip JetBlue flights.
The top four start-ups will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges:
• Bonny Simi, President, JetBlue Technology Ventures
• Daniel Coleman, Founder, Future Travel Experience
• Amir Amidi, Managing Partner, Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center
These four start-ups will receive the opportunity to participate in a showcase at the Future Travel Experience Global conference and exhibition in Las Vegas on September 6-8. This includes free entrance into the conference, a 425 ft display with company logo at the expo, and free JetBlue travel. Conference details here: www.futuretravelexperience.com/fte-global/.
Any start-up that enters the contest and meets the entry requirements will be entitled to a discounted exhibition package ($2,295/booth) or discounted delegate entry to the FTE Global event ($1,295/person).
The first place winner will be chosen by the FTE Advisory Board at the event, and the winner will be announced at the FTE 2017 Awards ceremony on September 7.